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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?
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