alveolitis


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alveolitis

 [al″ve-o-li´tis]
inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
alveolitis sic´ca doloro´sa dry socket.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(al'vē-ō-lī'tis),
1. Inflammation of lung alveoli.
2. Inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis

/al·ve·o·li·tis/ (al-ve″o-li´tis) inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis , extrinsic allergic alveolitis hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

alveolitis

[al′vē·əlī′tis]
an inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by the inhalation of an allergen. It is characterized by acute episodes of dyspnea, cough, diaphoresis, fever, weakness, and pain in the joints and muscles lasting from 12 to 18 hours. Recurrent episodes may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with weight loss, increasing exertional dyspnea, and interstitial fibrosis. X-ray films of the lungs may show cellular thickening of alveolar septa and ill-defined generalized infiltrates. Kinds of alveolitis include bagassosis, farmer's lung, and pigeon breeder's lung.

alveolitis

1. Acute or chronic accumulation of inflammatory–PMNs, lymphocytes and immune effector–macrophages cells in the lung alveoli. See Allergic alveolitis, Fibrosing alveolitis, Pulmonary alveolitis.
2. Inflammation of an alveolus of a tooth.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(alvē-ō-lītis)
1. Inflammation of lung alveoli.
2. Inflammation of a tooth socket.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(alvē-ō-lītis)
Inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis,

n the inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis

inflammation of the walls of the alveoli; definition of pulmonary, dental, mammary preferred.

diffuse alveolitis
see interstitial pneumonia.
diffuse fibrosing alveolitis
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The scores of alveolitis and fibrosis were evaluated using the Mann- Whitney test.
We observed 1,196 ambulatory medical encounters for bronchiectasis (ICD-9 494) and 680 for extrinsic allergic alveolitis (ICD-9 495) over the 13-year period (Table 2).
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), originally known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is an allergic lung disease caused by the inhalation of organic or inorganic particles that trigger a cascade of immune-complex and cell-mediated reactions.
The Government subseqently agreed to amend legislation, allowing the alveolitis sufferers to pursue claims for compensation.
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9 (a) tract Extrinsic allergic alveolitis 495 (a) Pulmonary eosinophilia, including allergic pneumonia 518.
Alveolitis is usually associated with ground-glass opacification.
A longitudinal study of pulmonary involvement in primary Sjogren's syndrome: relationship between alveolitis and subsequent lung changes on high-resolution computed tomography.
She won the Seatonville ward in Whitley Bay with a landslide victory in 2000, aged 66, but retired two years later after being diagnosed with the lung disease fibrosing alveolitis.
Occasionally, bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy are revealing, especially with sarcoid, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis or to confirm active alveolitis in collagen vascular diseases.
He had been on the waiting list for a new lung since last April after being diagnosed with fibrosing alveolitis.
Fibrosing alveolitis leads to pulmonary fibrosis or a vasculopathy similar to the process in the skin, resulting over time in pulmonary hypertension.