Glossary for Lung abscess
Medical terms related to Lung abscess or mentioned in this section include:
- Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
- Actinomycosis: A chronic infection usually caused by an organism normally found in human bowels and mouths. The disease usually affects the face and neck and results in deep, lumpy abscesses that emit a grainy pus through multiple sinuses.
- Alveolar Hydatid Disease: Rare multi-organ tapeworm infection caught from animals.
- Amebiasis: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebic dysentery.
- Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Bronchiectasis: Chronic bronchiole dilation from secretions and blockages.
- Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
- Burkholderia pseudomallei: Gram negative, aerobic, motile rod shaped bacterium.
- Campylobacter sputorum infection: A bacterial infection that involves bacteria from the Campylobacter family. It tends to cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
- Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Diclofenac -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Diclofenac (an NSAID 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.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Lemierre's syndrome: A very rare condition where a throat infection leads to secondary infection and blood clot formation in the internal jugular vein. The infected blood clot can then travel to other parts of the body and cause problems. The usual bacterial culprit is Fusobacterium necrophorum.
- Listeriosis -- granulomatous infantiseptica: Listeria monocytogenes infection that is transmitted from a pregnant woman to the fetus.
- 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.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Nosocomial pneumonia: A form of pneumonia which is contracted in a hospital
- Paragonimiases -- lung infection: Infection by a parasitic worm, Paragonimus westermani, which are a type of lung fluke which invade the lungs and other organs where they cause problems. Infection occurs through eating freshwater crabs and crayfish which have not been cooked sufficiently.
- Paragonimiasis: Infection by a parasitic worm, Paragonimus westermani, which are a type of lung fluke which invade the lungs, and sometimes other organs, where they cause problems. Occasionally the parasites infect the brain which can occasionally result in death. Infection occurs through eating freshwater crabs and crayfish which have not been cooked sufficiently.
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Pseudomonas pseudomallei: A form of pseudomonas
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
- Sjogren's Syndrome: Autoimmune disease damaging the eye tear ducts and other glands.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.
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