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What is Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

What is Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

  • Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Inflammation of lung tissue (bronchioles and surrounding tissue) which may occur on its own or as a result of other conditions such as certain infections.
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: A disease formerly considered a form of interstitial pneumonia. Its etiology is obscure but it may be associated with toxic fumes, infection, and connective tissue disease. Clinical symptoms include cough, dyspnea and influenza-like symptoms with the development of the usual interstitial pneumonia in many cases. Obstructive symptoms are limited to smokers. There are patchy polypoid masses of intra-alveolar granulation tissue in small airway lumina and alveolar ducts. "Organizing" refers to unresolved pneumonia (in which the alveolar exudate persists and eventually undergoes fibrosis) in which fibrous tissue forms in the alveoli. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992; Stedman, 25th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Introduction

Types of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia:

Broader types of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia:

Who gets Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Gender Ratio for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: equal in males and females

How serious is Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Prognosis of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Most patients recover completely but relapse is common.
Complications of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see complications of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

What causes Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Causes of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see causes of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

What are the symptoms of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia?

Symptoms of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see symptoms of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Complications of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see complications of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Onset of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Usually 50-60 years of age

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia.
Treatments for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see treatments for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
Research for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: see research for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Name and Aliases of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Main name of condition: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Other names or spellings for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia:

BOOP, panbronchiolitis diffuse, respiratory bronchiolitis, Cryptogenic organized pneumopathy, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

BOOP, Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis Source - Diseases Database

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Related Conditions

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