Is BOOP fatal?

Is BOOP fatal?

The prognosis of idiopathic BOOP remains good, some patients resolve without treatment, and 65% to 80% of patients treated with corticosteroid therapy are cured. Rapidly progressive BOOP can occur in a small percentage of patients, but it is a deadly form of the disease.

What is pneumonia and causes?

Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The immune system’s reaction to this infection causes the lung’s air sacs to fill with pus and fluids. This leads to symptoms such as trouble breathing, a cough with or without mucus, fever, and chills.

How is BOOP diagnosed?

The signs and symptoms of BOOP vary but often include shortness of breath, a dry cough, and fever. BOOP can be caused by viral infections, various drugs, and other medical conditions.

Is BOOP a chronic lung disease?

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) was first described in the early 1980s as a clinicopathologic syndrome characterized symptomatically by subacute or chronic respiratory illness and histopathologically by the presence of granulation tissue in the bronchiolar lumen, alveolar ducts and some alveoli.

Is BOOP treatable?

BOOP is an important treatable inflammatory lung disease. Idiopathic BOOP has become an important differential of focal lung nodular lesions. Postpneumonia BOOP remains a treatable process. BOOP occurs in virtually all of the connective tissue disorders and generally responds to corticosteroids.

What is Talcosis?

Talcosis or talc pneumoconiosis is one of the rarer forms of silicate induced lung disease. It has been described in workers exposed to talc during its production or its industrial use. Very often, the history of exposure is not recognised by the patient.

Is Lung Damage From Chemo reversible?

What are lung toxicities and side effects from treatment? Damage to the lungs is called pulmonary toxicity, or lung toxicity. Lung toxicity may be short-term or permanent. Damage to the lungs that resolves (returns to normal after time or after the cause has been removed) is called acute lung toxicity.

How is Talcosis treated?

Acute talcosis is generally treated with supportive measures, though use of steroids has been reported. Chronic talcosis can cause severe emphysema, and has been treated with lung transplant. Pulmonary hypertension from talcosis has been treated with vasodilator agents, with some success.

Why does Chemo make you short of breath?

Chemotherapy drugs such as bleomycin can cause inflammation of the lungs, and this can also cause breathlessness.

Why do I cough after chemotherapy?

If a cough is a side effect of treatment it usually improves when treatment finishes. Sometimes a cough and breathlessness can be caused by inflammation or scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs. This can be a late effect of radiotherapy to the chest.