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Resection Of Histoplasmosis In The Lung
How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.
Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
I was diagnosed with severe histoplasmosis about a year ago. could I continue to have pain in my lungs due to it being untreated?
Needs checked: Histo infections are usually self limiting in healthy individuals but can be serious in immunocompromised patients. It can be acute or chronic disseminated type and latent type also exists. Rare menifeatation can be Pleuritis manifesting as chest pains. Nevertheless needs complete evaluation by a Physician. ...Read more
How histoplasmosis enter the body.?If a nodule in lung(3mm) remains unchnged for 6 months, does it mean histoplasmosis.What are the risks factors?
What is histoplasmosis?Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule.Can it be seen in ct, ?
Can histoplasmosis cause problems in the lungs years following 1st infection? Currently having left-sided chest pain/pressure, cough, no cold or fever
Is it necessary for me to see an infectious disease specialist after having lung surgery for histoplasmosis?
Yes: Most of the time histoplasmosis is self limited (meaning it will go away on its own). If you have underlying lung disease or are on immunesuppressants (organ transplant patient, rheumatoid arthritis patient, etc) it may be necessary to take an antifungal called itraconazole (sporonox) for a period of time (usually 30-90 days). A consult with an id specialist is very reasonable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome from being accidentally spat in the eye by someone who has the histoplasmosis lung infection?
Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?
Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more
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