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Is chronic interstitial lung disease? Reversible?

Is chronic interstitial lung disease? Reversible?

No: It is a progressive disease with no known effective treatment to reverse the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Can cystic fibrosis cause chronic bronchitis?

Can cystic fibrosis cause chronic bronchitis?

Bronchiectasis: Chronic airway infection in CF is common; it isn't the same as "chronic bronchitis" precisely but has similar traits (copious purulent sputum production, discomfort, airway obstruction). More commonly the chronic infection and mucus plugging lead to airway destruction, dilation in a condition known as bronchiectasis. Google cts of the chest for both and take a look at the differences. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bronchitis?

What causes chronic bronchitis?

Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment. ...Read more

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Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

yes if active: Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearances including fibrotic, cavitary, nodular, etc. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depend: Both diseases could be fatal depending on patient has other medical conditions or not because it involving two vital organs - lung and kidney. You will die without either one. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed. ...Read more

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Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Fungi and Bacteria: Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis due to EBV reactivation?

Chronic sinusitis: It can result from different factors, but to my knowledge ebv is not one of them. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

Progressive...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is slowly progressive. Treatments that can slow disease progression include smoking cessation and oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to qualify. It can be fatal but progression can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

CGD: Must meet with an immune deficiency specialist. Long-term antibiotic treatments may help to reduce infections, but early death is typically a result of repeated lung infections. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read more

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Which disease is deadlier: chronic bronchitis or kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is deadlier: chronic bronchitis or kidney disease (stage 4)?

Kidney ds/more info: It is difficult to determine from the information provided. Stage 4 kidney disease is severe but most forms of chronic bronchitis can be managed. ...Read more

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What is chronic granulomatous disease typically?

What is  chronic granulomatous disease typically?

Immunodeficiency: White blood cells (WBC) roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick often. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis be contagious?

No...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. It is usually a result of smoking. There is no infection present in chronic bronchitis. Smoking cessation is important for prevention. ...Read more

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What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

Terrific question: In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis. On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do! ...Read more

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that ...Read more