Fibrosis


Fibrosis

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Name = Fibrosis


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Fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue as a reparative or reactive process, as opposed to a formation of fibrous tissue as a normal constituent of an organ or tissue.

The term is also sometimes used to describe a normal healing process [ [http://dermnetnz.org/pathology/pathology-glossary.html Glossary of dermatopathological terms. DermNet NZ ] ] , but this usage is less common.

Types

*Cystic fibrosis of the pancreas and lungs
*Injection fibrosis, which can occur as a complication of intramuscular injections, especially in children
*Endomyocardial fibrosis
*Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of the lung
*Mediastinal fibrosis
*Myleofibrosis
*Retroperitoneal fibrosis
*Progressive massive fibrosis, a complication of coal workers' pneumoconiosis
*Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Associated conditions

*Cirrhosis can result from fibrosis of the liver
*Diffuse parenchymal lung disease
*Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome
*Tuberculosis (TB) can cause fibrosis of the lungs
*Sickle-cell anemia may cause enlargement and ultimately fibrosis of the spleen.
*Rheumatoid arthritis

References

External links

*DorlandsDict|three/000040106|Fibrosis


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