Condition: Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

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About Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a rare inflammatory lung disorder. Symptoms of BOOP include a flu-like illness in many individuals, cough and shortness of breath with exertional activities. Wheezing and hemoptysis are rare. The term bronchiolitis obliterans refers to swirls or plugs of fibrous, granulation tissue filling the small bronchiole airways, . Organizing pneumonia refers to organized swirls of inflammatory tissue filling the small spherical units of the lungs referred to as alveoli and the alveolar ducts. Individuals with BOOP experience inflammation of the bronchioles and alveolar lung spherical units simultaneously, which distinguishes it from other similar inflammatory lung disorders.

Although several different known causes of BOOP have been identified, most cases occur for no known reason (idiopathic). Idiopathic BOOP may also be called cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. Some researchers prefer the use of COP to avoid confusion with other lung disorders with similar names. The term cryptogenic denotes that the cause of the disorder is unknown. Other researchers prefer the term BOOP because it the most recognized term for the disorder.

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I've alway been small but I'm 5th and weight 75lb have to carry around an oxygen tank it's not easy4/16/2012 at 02:43 AM
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I'm only 22 4/16/2012 at 02:40 AM
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It's feels like I can't breath light headed then the winter it worse4/16/2012 at 02:39 AM
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Happen mostly at night but sometimes during the day causes me to have headaches and muscle lack of sleep.also can cause me to have night sweets from coughing so hard.some time the attack happen while I'm eating and I end up vomiting.or wetting my self.4/16/2012 at 02:36 AM
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