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What it is multiple calcified nodules associated with the fibrotic lung disease

By Anonymous May 1, 2018 - 7:31pm
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Hello Anon
Thank you for writing.
For the benefit of our readers, Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive disease where alveoli and interstitial tissues (tissues in between the cells) of the lungs become scarred. This scarred tissue compromises the lungs' ability to complete the carbon dioxide/oxygen swap.

It is believed that this scar tissue develops after repeated episodes of injury to the lungs through infections and exposure to harmful environmental sources. There is no known specific disease or condition that can be pinpointed as the main source because there are so many conditions that can affect how lungs function.

Those people who develop pulmonary fibrosis without an identifiable cause are said to have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Unfortunately for these patient, this type of fibrosis does not respond to medical therapy.

It is also know by other names: chronic interstitial pneumonitis, Hamman-Rich Syndrome, and diffuse fibrosing alveolitis.

Calcifed nodules are growths that have calcified (calcium deposits) and may be due to an infection. Your specialist can help you further.

May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
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