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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
My pulmonary Art in the 40's which is during exercise.My doctor said it's normal for exercise but isn't anything over 35 considered PH? Help please...
?Pulmonary HTN: Could not understand your question well. There are different values of pulmonary pressures during rest and exercise to label pulmonary HTN. Estimated mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 at rest is defined as pulmonary hypertension. Please help yourself with this article from Cleveland clinic: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pulmonary-hypertension/Default. ...Read more
Do I have asthma? Through my entire life I have had these pains in what i thought were my lungs. It didn't happen all the time, or at all often. Maybe a handful of times in a year, when i would take a deep breath i get a sharp pain, usually in the right s
Not necessarily : Your symptoms do not fit into the expected mold of asthma. However, to make sure, you should get tested. Talk to your physician and give a good history of your symptoms, your family history of asthma (if any) and when, where and why you get your symptoms. A simple spirometry test will also be in order to rule out any other possibilities. Get tested as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more
WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more