Glossary for Lung infection
Medical terms related to Lung infection or mentioned in this section include:
- Accutane -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Accutane during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition characterized by the production of thick sticky mucus by the mucus glands in the lungs, intestines, liver and pancreas. The condition is most often diagnosed in children or young adults but occasionally, relatively mild symptoms may lead to frequent misdiagnosis or no diagnosis at all unless the symptoms become worse. The condition may be misdiagnosed as emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis. It is usually females with a mild form of the disease who tend to be diagnosed at a later age.
- Aspergillosis: Infection with a fungus called Aspergillus.
- Autosomal Recessive Genetic Diseases: Any conditions that are related to any non-sex-determining chromosome
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
- Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
- Corticosteroids -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Corticosteroids during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Cough: Any type of coughing symptom.
- Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Ectodermal dysplasia: A group of rare inherited conditions which affect the ectodermal skin layer which includes the skin, hair, teeth and nails.
- Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal recessive: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by hair, teeth, nail and skin abnormalities and absence of certain sweat glands.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Fanconi like syndrome: A rare condition characterized by a poor immune system, skin tumors and a reduced number of all type of blood cells.
- Fibrosing alveolitis: A condition characterized by abnormalities in the fibrous tissues between lung alveoli which results in inflammation.
- Fucosidosis type 1: A rare biochemical disorder involving deficiency of an enzyme (alpha-fucosidase) which results in accumulation of certain chemicals (glycosphingolipids) in the central nervous system and other body tissues. It is an infantile form of fucosidosis which starts early and rapidly progresses to early death.
- Fucosidosis type II: A form of the biochemical disorder called fucosidosis where an enzyme deficiency (alpha-fucosidase) results in the accumulation of certain chemicals (glycosphingolipids) in the central nervous system and other body tissues. Symptoms start later and progress slower than in type I and is distinguished by warty skin growths.
- Glanders: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei). It is usually a disease that affects horses and mules but can also infect other animals and humans. Human infection usually occurs in laboratory settings or in those with prolonged contact with infected animals. Symptoms are determined by whether infection occurs through the skin or via the lungs or blood stream. Bloodstream infections are the most severe and usually result in death within weeks.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Hand-Schuller-Christian Syndrome: A group of blood disorder involving excess production of histiocytes (type of immune cell) throughout the body. Accumulation of histiocytes results in non-cancerous growths which can damage organs and other body tissues such as bones. Symptom vary hugely and depend on location and size of tumor growths.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- IgG Deficiency: A deficiency of immunoglobulin G which affects the immune system.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Isotretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Isotretinoin (an acne treatment drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: A condition which is characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells
- Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
- Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
- Melioidosis: Bacterial infection from soil or water.
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Nocardiosis: A rare infectious disease caused by the bacteria Nocardia asteroides which primarily affects the lung but may also involve the brain, soft tissues and other organs.
- Pneumocystis: A pneumonia which is caused by a protozoan
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Rhodococcus equi: A rare form of bacterial infection that usually affects horses and foals but can cause infection mainly in immunocompromised people. Infection usually starts at the site of some sort of trauma. Symptoms and severity may vary considerably depending on the location and extent of the infection.
- Selective IgA Deficiency: Immune deficiency from lacking immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound.
- Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
- Streptococcal Infections: Various "strep" bacterial infections.
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
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