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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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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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Are the symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia severe?

Yes: This is a very severe lung disease and is very debilitating and many times ultimately fatal. ...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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia"?

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

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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

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Do I have pneumonia?

Do I have pneumonia?

Maybe: What symtoms do you have? You really should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is pre-pneumonia?

What is pre-pneumonia?

No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia be cured?

Can pneumonia be cured?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. Treatable with antibiotics generally. Yes, curable. ...Read more

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