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Glossary for Mollusk-shell hypersensitivity -- inhalation

  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis:
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Lung inflammation: Inflammation that occurs in the lung
  • 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.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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