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What is Hamman-Rich syndrome?

What is Hamman-Rich syndrome?

  • Hamman-Rich syndrome: A rare acute lung disease where the lung sufferers progressive inflammation and fibrosis which often leads to death.
  • Hamman-Rich syndrome: chronic inflammation and progressive fibrosis of the pulmonary alveolar walls with steady progressive dyspnea; finally, resulting in death from lack of oxygen or right heart failure.
    Source - Diseases Database

Hamman-Rich syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hamman-Rich syndrome, or a subtype of Hamman-Rich syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hamman-Rich syndrome: Introduction

Types of Hamman-Rich syndrome:

Broader types of Hamman-Rich syndrome:

Who gets Hamman-Rich syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Hamman-Rich syndrome: male predominance

How serious is Hamman-Rich syndrome?

Prognosis of Hamman-Rich syndrome: more than half die in the first six months but full recovery often occurs in survivors
Complications of Hamman-Rich syndrome: see complications of Hamman-Rich syndrome

What causes Hamman-Rich syndrome?

Causes of Hamman-Rich syndrome: see causes of Hamman-Rich syndrome

What are the symptoms of Hamman-Rich syndrome?

Symptoms of Hamman-Rich syndrome: see symptoms of Hamman-Rich syndrome

Complications of Hamman-Rich syndrome: see complications of Hamman-Rich syndrome

Onset of Hamman-Rich syndrome: 40-70 years of age

Hamman-Rich syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hamman-Rich syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hamman-Rich syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hamman-Rich syndrome: Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hamman-Rich syndrome.
Treatments for Hamman-Rich syndrome: see treatments for Hamman-Rich syndrome
Research for Hamman-Rich syndrome: see research for Hamman-Rich syndrome

Name and Aliases of Hamman-Rich syndrome

Main name of condition: Hamman-Rich syndrome

Other names or spellings for Hamman-Rich syndrome:

idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, fibrosing alveolitis, diffuse interstitial fibrosis of the lungs, Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic, Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Idiopathic usual interstitial pneumonia, Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic Source - Diseases Database

Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia, Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia, Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hamman-Rich syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hamman-Rich syndrome:

 

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