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How should I treat BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)?

How should I treat BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans 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

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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

A type of pneumonia that is located diffusely throughout the lung tissue, as opposed to the more common lobar pneumonia, which is generally located in a single defined ...Read more


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What is bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia?

What is bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia?

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

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Can someone explain bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Can someone explain bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Complex: This is a histologic diagnosis of uncertain etiology which was first described in japan. It is a form of lung infiltrate followed by granulomatous formations which destroy the bronchi. This can be managed with steroids, but may also be a fatal illness. ...Read more

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Looking for info on idiopathic lymphoid interstitial pneumonia?

Looking for info on idiopathic lymphoid interstitial pneumonia?

See your lung doctor: You want to visit a lung doctor who specializes in "interstitial lung disease". This disease is sometimes associated with other immune disorders such as lymphoma or HIV or autoimmune diseases such as lupus. When it occurs by itself it can be the firts sign of one of these disease i just listed or it can be fairly benign and non progressing as a lung disorder. ...Read more

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What happens to children who have BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)?

What happens to children who have BOOP (bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia)?

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 more

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Diagnosis say Extra pulmonary tuberculosis Mediastinal lymphadenopathy Drug Ethambutol 800mg, levoflox 500mg it is right Medicine?

Diagnosis say Extra pulmonary tuberculosis Mediastinal  lymphadenopathy  
Drug   Ethambutol  800mg, levoflox  500mg it is right Medicine?

Not sure: This is a complicated question to answer in this format. Are you sure those are the only TB meds you've been prescribed? You're on an unusual combination of medications which makes me suspect you've been diagnosed with a resistant form of tuberculosis. Hopefully you are seeing someone who is experienced in the treatment of TB, and who can tailor therapy appropriately for this serious disease. ...Read more

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Chronic/recurrent pansinusitits, otitis, bronchitis in 3 year old. Cf, IG deficiency, obstruction, pcd, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?

Chronic/recurrent pansinusitits, otitis, bronchitis in 3 year old. Cf, IG deficiency, obstruction, pcd, asthma ruled out.  Any ideas?

Please make sure: Your child is not ever exposed to cigarette or other smoke, even if its on someone's clothes. It could also be allergies. Consider having a pediatric allergist see him. Exposure to cockroaches or pesticides or mold could be a factor as well. Finally, in at least one case, a young patient of mine got significantly better drinking only organic milk. ...Read more

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What is legionella pneumonia disease?

What is legionella pneumonia disease?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia cause by the germ legionella. It is not all that different from any other pneumonia, although it can be very severe and can be associated with GI symptoms, and at times neurologic symptoms more often than other pneumonias. It is treated with antibiotics and support much like other pneumonias. ...Read more

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My son is diagnosed w/ pericarditis, pneumonia. Why?

My son is diagnosed w/ pericarditis, pneumonia. Why?

PNEUMONIA: Pneumonia which is inflammation of the lungs can be complicated with pericarditis which is the inflammation of the pericardium. Intensive rx is done by the pulmonary specialist. It usually respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

None unfortunately: So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antigen, steroid treatment may help, but otherwise there is no treatment of benefit. ...Read more

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Ct show bullae both lung upper lobe.Fev1 96 fvc 102 fev1/fvc 96 tlc 108 dsbhb 75 dco 87 d/v asbhb 85.Normal bronchoscopy, is it emphysema which stage?

Ct show bullae both lung upper lobe.Fev1 96 fvc 102 fev1/fvc 96 tlc 108 dsbhb 75 dco 87 d/v asbhb 85.Normal bronchoscopy, is it emphysema which stage?

Very very mild: You have anatomic emphysema but no functional impairment thus it's very, very mild. If you smoke, please stop. Consider whether you have occupational exposure to toxic fumes? If no to both, you should be checked for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more

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Develp sepsis treatd as chestinfection,days latr chest/lung cleared,sepsis ongoing,sepsis due to chest/lung infection?or how posible 4m anothr source?

Develp sepsis treatd as chestinfection,days latr chest/lung cleared,sepsis ongoing,sepsis due to chest/lung infection?or how posible 4m anothr source?

Sepsis: Sepsis is a process. It is a physiological situation that comes on as a result of trauma to tissue. You already know the source of the sepsis. There is not another source. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from the procedure. A negative result does not rule out malignancy however. ...Read more

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Treatment for pulmonary stage four lung cancer?

Treatment for pulmonary stage four lung cancer?

Chemo/radiation: Chemotherapy mostly, +/- radiation if the tumor is bulky and causing any local problems or a lot of pain. Prognosis is not good. Depending on the age, comorbidities and overall condition, palliative care is also a good option. ...Read more

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Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for children?

Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for children?

Depends on virus: Rsv is a virus that can vary in its effect on an infected child from a simple runny nose to life threatening pneumonia.The smaller the infant/kid the worse the potential pbs.Kids catch this virus almost every year but seldom have problems after infancy.Other forms of viral pneumonia vary in their outcome. The worst i've known was chickenpox pn in a untreated newborn delivered by a midwife.(died). ...Read more

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What causes bronchopneumonia?

What causes bronchopneumonia?

Variety of causes: It is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a variety of organisms, like viruses, bacteria or fungi. ...Read more

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Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Appears to relate: Yes, studies have found lung cancer associations with mycobacteria. http://goo.gl/fkyr9t and http://goo.Gl/kvlwhx. ...Read more

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