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Alternative Treatments For Bronchiolitis Obliterans
Inflammation: The cause of bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia is unknown, but may be caused by a viral infection which sets off an inflammatory reaction in the small airways and airspaces. It causes cough and shortness of breath. It is diagnosed with lung biopsy. Treatment is generally corticosteroids like Prednisone which may be needed for months. It has been associated with autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Chronic lung disease: Bo is a form of obstructive lung disease that leads to the "obliteration" of small airways due to fibrosis. It can be caused by inhalational injuries, autoimmune diseases, lung infections, or following-transplant. In children, it can be seen after a severe lung infection, usually with adenovirus. ...Read more
Can you tell me about personal experience with BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)?
Start with this : Amer Lung Assoc: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia/ Mayo Clinic site: In some people, BOOP causes no signs or symptoms. Most people w/BOOP experience a persistent nonproductive cough and - depending on how much lung is affected - shortness of breath with exertion. More: http://www.mayoclinic.org/bronchiolitis-obliterans/expert-answers/faq-20057840 ...Read more
I'm a teenager and I have bronchiolitis obliterans I'm going to do a transplant and I need some advice before I do it?
Complex decision: Having a lung transplantation is a complex decision, and involves advice from your family,physicians and surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate. It requires a lifelong commitment to taking your medications and returning to your transplant clinic for periodic visits. Many patients do well and resume the activities and work that they enjoy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Treat the cause: "boop" is a generic term used by pathologists to describe a pattern of response to lung injury under the microscope. It has literally dozens of causes. But, when no underlying cause (infection trauma, drug reaction, tumor, embolism) is identifiable, steroids can be used to accelerate recovery. In europe, the pathologists call it "cryptogenic organizing pneumonia", a better term in my opinion. ...Read more
Yes: This is a very severe lung disease and is very debilitating and many times ultimately fatal. ...Read more
Variable outcome: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (boop) is a rare condition in children. Limited data show most get better and some do not. It is an inflammation of the tiny airways of the lungs. Some causes include medications (chemotherapy), bone marrow transplant and other inflammatory diseases. Oral steroids are used for treatment. Your pulmonologist is best able to help with this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ARDS, Bronchiolitis obliterans, and,interstitial lung disease. Is this one way of saying Can I really have all or do they not know what I have?
Yes.: Several studies have shown some benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
4 months old w/symptoms similar of those of a cold or bronchiolitis. Air travel scheduled 2 months ago. Neb treatment for cough spasms. Travel ok?
Ask your infant's: doctor. They can answer this more appropriately based on their exam of him/her and the specific treatment. It also depends on how long the flight is. You may not be able to give him a neb treatment on the plane. Please give a call to the pediatrician before you go. ...Read more
Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is caused by viruses. The most common virus causing severe disease is the RSV or respiratory syncyitial virus. Since your baby continues to show poor oxygenation, especially if the wheezing is severe and he is having difficult breathing, your baby may need to be admitted to the hospital for more intense treatment. Please talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more
May be hospitalized: Babies with bronchiolitis (lung infection with lots of mucous, coughing, wheezing), especially ones under 6 months, may have to be hospitalized. Children coughing a lot or wheezing need to see a doctor. Those with mild bronchiolitis are carefully watched at home. Those who are breathing too fast, working hard to breathe, looking tired, having trouble eating, or need extra oxygen are hospitalized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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