Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Diagnosis and treatment
By: Amelia Emery
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease that affects the lungs. It affects one out of one million people and in the vast majority of known cases, women in their thirties and forties are the ones who develop this disease. LAM is characterized by the growth...
By: Kat Centeno
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare form of lung disease that mostly affects women in their 30s and 40s. Smooth muscle cells grow abnormally in the lungs. The cystic growth can block airways and the lungs usually develop pleural effusion (accumulation of fluid in the lung...
By: Can Tran
Obtaining a diagnosis of the condition known as lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can be a challenge according to the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the United States National Library of Medicine. According to the NCBI, the main challenge for young and middle age females is...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare medical disorder that affects lungs, kidneys and axial lymphatics. Also known as LAM, this disease is characterized by cystic lung changes, angiomyolipomas and enlargement of the abdominal and pelvic lymphatics. LAM is a progressive disease, which leads to respiratory failure and...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
During the 19th century Vitamin D deficiency was more common until it was discovered that Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin as a result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays. In turn, prevention of Rickets (softening/ weakening of bones usually in children) has...
Study shows rapamycin reverses the progression of the fatal lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
By: Suzanne Rose
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an uncommon but extremely serious lung disease that typically targets females. It causes tumor suppressing signals to shut down, triggering an explosion of cell growth. Cysts are forms as smooth muscle cells get into the lungs. Breathing is hampered and abdominal tumors...
By: Amelia Emery
Rickets is a development disorder found in children and infants who are deficient in vitamin D. Babies and children who do not get the daily recommended amount of vitamin D will begin to show signs of abnormal growth in their bones and teeth. Vitamin D...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is also known as LAM. It is a rare medical condition which is characterized by cystic lung changes, angiomyolipomas and enlargement of the abdominal and pelvic lymphatics. This progressive disease affects lungs, kidneys and axial lymphatics. LAM tends to worsen over time. It leads...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Pneumococcal pneumonia is a respiratory disease caused by a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, specifically by pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae). The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) notes that the disease usually affects children under 5 years of age and adults over...
By: Michael Totten
Pneumonia is a serious medical condition where the lung's alveoli become inflamed, or where part or all of the lungs fill with fluid. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a form of bacterial pneumonia most commonly caused either by the Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae or by the Gram-positive...

 

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