Lung diseases

NTM Lung Disease or Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease

What is NTM Lung Disease? Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease or NTM Lung Disease is a serious infection caused by bacteria that are common in the environment and can cause lung damage. Nontuberculous mycobacteria, shortened to NTM, are a type of bacteria found in water and soil. They are aerosolized, which means that the bacteria …

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Pleurisy- Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, inflammation of the pleura, the membranes that line the thoracic cavity and fold in to cover the lungs. Pleurisy may be characterized as dry or wet. In dry pleurisy, little or no abnormal fluid accumulates in the pleural cavity, and the inflamed surfaces of the …

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis – Risk factors and Prevention.

Description – Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), also called extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is a respiratory syndrome involving the lung parenchyma and specifically the alveoli, terminal bronchioli, and alveolar interstitium, due to a delayed allergic reaction. Such reaction is secondary to a repeated and prolonged inhalation of different types of organic …

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