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Boop Bronchiolitis Organizing Pneumonia
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
A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection. Results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and sometimes shortness of breath. There is often confusion between this and asthma (there is probably some overlap in the diagnoses). Clearing secretions from the nose in very young children makes a big difference. It does not respond to antibiotics. Sometimes ...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
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
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
Yes: This is a very severe lung disease and is very debilitating and many times ultimately fatal. ...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
My 18 month ols son had croep and bronchiolitis when he was 6 months old what are the possibility that he could develop pneumonia this winter?
My 3 month old has had pneumonia and bronchiolitis all in past month. She cont to have upper resp symptoms and low grade temps. What else could it be?
See below : Bronchiolitis and pneumonia can go together and symptoms can persist for weeks but should be slowly improving. If she is worsening or the fevers are increasing then she needs to be seen by the pediatrician as another process could be occurring. She should also be seen if symptoms persist into weeks 3&4 to ensure she is moving in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 month old son has a productive cough and is wheezing, is this pneumonia or bronchiolitis again?
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