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To form fibrous tissue.


/fi·brose/ (fi´brōs)
1. to form fibrous tissue.


verb To form fibrous tissue.


To form or produce fibrous tissue (e.g., a scar).

Patient discussion about fibrose

Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children? My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?


Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy? My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?

A. Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.

Q. my uncle was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. can anyone help?

A. Pulmonary Fibrosis involves scarring of the lung. Gradually, the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by fibrotic tissue. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes thicker causing an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. Traditional theories have postulated that it might be an autoimmune disorder, or the after effects of an infection, viral in nature. There is a growing body of evidence which points to a genetic predisposition. A mutation in the SP-C protein has been found to exist in families with a history of Pulmonary Fibrosis. The most current thinking is that the fibrotic process is a reaction to microscopic injury to the lung. While the exact cause remains unknown, associations have been made with the following:*Inhaled environmental and occupational pollutants, *Cigarette smoking, *Diseases such as Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus,*Therapeutic radiation. For full: Hope this helps.

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11 patient organisations including AMA Fuori dal Buio, Belgische vereniging voor longfibrose, British Lung Foundation, Association pour la fibrose pulmonaire idiopathique, Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asociacion de Familiares y Enfermos de Fibrosis Pulmonar Idiopatica, Lungenfibrose, Longfibrose Patientenvereniging, LOT Austria, Long Fonds.
x000C0; l'analyse anatomopathologique de la piece operatoire, on a decele un infiltrat inflammatoire constitue d'amas d'histiocytes spumeux, de nombreux elements lymphoplasmocytaires et de quelques cellules epithelioides eparses, le tout etant associe a une fibrose interstitielle diffuse avec atrophie tubulaire et aspect de « pain a cacheter » (figure 4, figure 5).
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The resulting swelling was filled with blood, which, left to its own devices, would clot, organise and fibrose over time, crinkling the ear flap and creating the kind of changes that you can still see in most decent rugby players' ears.
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Die fibrose oder deformierende ostitis, die osteomalazie, und die osteoplastische karzinose in ihren gegenseitigen beziehungen, in Festschrift Rudolph Virchow.
Finally, over long periods of time, granulation tissue can fibrose and lead to permanent scarring.