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- Allergic granulomatosis
Allergic granulomatosis is an allergy that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. This inflammation leads to major passageways getting blocked affecting breathing or swallowing. When an adult develops asthma, it can be a sign of allergic granulomatosis. It is also known as Churg-Straus syndrome or eosinophilic granu Read More
- Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis
Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis or Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a condition that affects the small blood vessels and capillaries in the body. It is an extremely rare condition and causes inflammation of these small blood vessels that leads to blocking of the airways and other passages in the bo Read More
- Bronchitis (acute)
Bronchitis is an infection that causes irritation and inflammation in the lungs' major airways (bronchi). Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition that can reoccur. Long-term stress, such as smoking, is usually the cause. Acute bronchitis is only temporary. Most cases resolve within a few days, but the cough may last for several weeks. The airways on each side of your windpipe connect Read More
- Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
COPD is a chronic lung disease that results in obstructed airflow from the lungs. Asthmatics have difficulty breathing, cough, cough up mucus (sputum), and wheeze. It is most commonly caused by long-term exposure to irritating particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke. COPD patients are more likely to develop heart disease, lung cancer, and a variety of other health problems. COPD is frequently caused by emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COP Read More
- Extrinsic allergic pneumonia
Extrinsic Allergic Pneumonia, also known as Allergic Interstitial Pneumonitis and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, is an inflammatory syndrome that affects the lungs. Extrinsic: the origin is an external matter - an antigen.
Allergic: The cause is an allergic reaction to the antigen.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs.
The syndrome differs depending on the antigen and the amount of exposure. Antigen exposure can be Read More
- Pulmonary angiitis
Pulmonary angiitis is a term used to describe a collection of disorders with both a vascular (angiitis) and granulomatous components. It means inflammation of blood vessels in the lungs.
There are five unique clinical syndromes that have been identified, including:
Polyangiitis with eosinophilic granulomatosis (previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome)
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Read More
- Pulmonary fibrosis
Damage and scarring in lung tissue lead to pulmonary fibrosis. The scars thicken the tissue around and between the air sacs in your lungs, making it difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream.
The reason for scarring can be multiple causes, but in most cases, doctors can’t find the exact reason for the wound. Such conditions are known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Exposure to numerous toxins and Read More
- Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening illness if not taken care of properly. If diagnosed, treatments can alleviate the symptoms and help you live with the disease more comfortably. High blood pressure in the arteries that run from your heart to your lungs is known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
The small arteries in your lungs get narrowed or obstructed as a result of PAH. Blood has a harder time flowing throu Read More
- Pump lung
Pump lung, (also known as Shock Lung), is inflammatory lung damage.
Pump lung is caused by fluid buildup in the lungs' small air sacs (called alveoli), which makes breathing very difficult. It also results in severely low blood oxygen levels.
As a result of low blood oxygen levels, other organs like the brain, heart, kidneys, and stomach, are deprived of the oxygen they require to function. Pump Lung is rare and Read More
- Sarcoid of boeck
The sarcoid of boeck (sarcoidosis) is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, but most often involves the skin and lungs.
Sarcoid of boeck is characterized by the formation of small, round bumps (nodules) under the skin and in the lungs.
This condition was first described in the medical literature in 1869 by a German physician named Carl Boeck. It is also sometimes Read More
- Usual interstitial pneumonia (uip)
Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) is a radiologic and histopathologic pattern of interstitial lung disease.
The prognosis of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is poor as the current therapies related to it are of unproven value.
Moreover, the mean survival of a patient following diagnosis with UIP is approximately three years.
The person may also require lung transplantation in case of a f Read More