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Pulmonary Lymphocytic Alveolitis
I have an atypical lymphocytes 13 % slightly elevated wbc w/c is 10.50,differential count lympho 39.5 and mono 9.normal esr&crp.clear lungs xray.
My mother has "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" disease. So please what is the medicine of the disease. Help me.I want to save my mother life.Please?
Steroids: Some patients may have some response to steroids Imuran (azathioprine) or mychophenolate. However long term response to therapy is disappointing and lung transplantation may become necessary. No study had shown a significant benefit for any therapy in pts wit this disease. It is also known as idiopapathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Allergic alveolitis (hypersensitivity pneumonitis or hp) is an unusual lung disorder divided into acute, subacute and chronic forms. If a person with acute hp is diagnosed early and avoidance of the triggering substance undertaken then it is possible for minimal long term lung damage to have occurred. However, if continued exposure or lung damage from subacute or chronic, then no cure likely. ...Read more
Inflamed lung spaces: This is inflammation of the walls of the little air spaces within the lungs. Most commonly the cause is a chest cold / viral infection and rarely these are serious. More troublesome are immune or mechanical problems that create a longstanding alveolitis, sometimes leading to scarring and serious breathing problems. ...Read more
I have an upper respiratory tract infection since 2 days cbc shows total wbc 5460 with 81% neutro and 8 lymphocytes.Is this fimding normal in acute?
More or less: You probably have e viral infection and the counts are in keeping with a viral infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?
When a child grows resistent ( esbl kleb o ) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia (no c&s)?
Rare defect: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries. ...Read more
ACHD - National Org: I think your best source of both information and the ability to connect with others with VSD/absent pulmonary valve is the American Congenital Heart Disease Association. (www.achaheart.org) website. They will have their annual meeting in Chicago Sept 5th-7th and much of it revolves around patients and their families. I have spoke at it before and it is an excellent meeting. Please check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer