Lung scarring: Introduction
Lung scarring: Damage to the lung tissue from and cause can cause scarring of the lung tissue. Small scars generally cause no problems but large or widespread scarring can affect breathing. Causes of lung scarring include pneumonia, lung infections, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, silicosis and sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. Excessive lung scarring can lead to thickening and stiffening of the lung tissue which can make breathing more difficult. Scar tissue can also be a result of damage due to cancer.
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Prognosis for Lung scarring
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Varies depending on the cause. Infection often leads to stable scarring but silicosis can lead to progressive scarring.
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