Lung Interstitial Tissue Disease.?
A. Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. Pneumoconiosis. Pleural abscess. Pyopneumothorax. Lungs abscess
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I will try to explain briefly about the diseases you ask about.
Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis or pulmonary fibrosis is a condition where damage to the lung tissue is accompanied by the formation of scar tissue (scar) in the lungs. In this condition, the lung tissue becomes thickened and stiff, so the lungs cannot expand and deflate properly when someone breathes. Diffuse only illustrates that fibrosis has occurred in almost all parts of the lung. The causes of pulmonary fibrosis itself can vary, including exposure to toxins and pollutants that damage the lungs (eg silica, asbestos, coal dust, etc.), radiation therapy, certain drugs (chemotherapy drugs, certain heart drugs, certain antibiotics, etc.), other diseases (such as pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, lupus, scleroderma, etc.).
Pneumoconiosis is a general term used to describe diseases of the lungs caused by dust or pollutants that are inhaled when breathing and is deposited in the lungs, and causes damage to the lung tissue. Some types of dust or pollutants that can cause pneumoconiosis include silica (specifically called silicosis), asbestos (specifically called asbestosis), coal (a disease known as "black lung disease"). Pneumoconiosis will eventually cause damage to the lungs until scar tissue forms in the lungs or is called lung fibrosis.
Pleural abscess and lung abscess
In general, an abscess is a bag that contains pus that forms in the tissue. Abscesses can form anywhere, under the skin, in the liver, in the anus, in the brain, in the intestines, or in the lungs. Abscess formation is caused by infection, most often is a bacterial infection, but can also be caused by parasitic or fungal infections (less frequently). Pleura is the lining of the lung. Usually, abscesses do not form on the pleura, but abscesses in the lungs can rupture into the space between the lung-wrapping membranes and cause a buildup of pus in the lining. This condition is also called empyema.
Pyopneumothoraks is a condition where there is a buildup of pus and air in the space between the lung-covering membranes (normally the space between the lung-wrapping membranes contains only a small amount of fluid and is attached to one another).
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