Advertisement

Alveolar Lung Diseases

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

Abstract

Alveolar lung diseases (ALD) are group of disorders characterized by pathological insult involving mainly the alveoli. The alveoli can be imagined as an empty cup, and alveolar diseases are classified according to the content of this cup. Alveolar diseases are characterized by filling of the alveoli with materials that impede its normal physiological function (ventilation). Alveolar diseases can be localized (focal) or diffuse. Names of the conditions depend upon the content of the material filling the alveoli.

Keywords

Pulmonary Edema Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Alveolar Disease Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

For Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Gattinoni L et al The role of CT-scan studies for the diagnosis and therapy of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Clin Chest Med. 2006;27:559–70PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Fujinaga S et al Pulmonary edema in a boy with biopsy-proven poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis without urinary abnormalities. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007;22:154–55PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kawamata M et al Acute pulmonary edema associated with transfusion of packed red blood cells. Intensive Care Med. 1995;21:443–46PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Chuang YC et al Negative pressure pulmonary edema: report of three cases and review of the literature. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007;264:1113–16PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Kim EA et al Viral pneumonias in adults: radiologic and pathologic findings. RadioGraphics. 2002;22:S137–S149PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Anuradha G. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and pneumonia. Dis Mon. 2008;54:787–92CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Corriere MD et al MRSA: an evolving pathogen. Dis Mon. 2008;54:751–55PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Decker CF. Pathogenesis of MRSA infection. Dis Mon. 2008;54:774–79PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ebert MD et al Necrotizing pneumonia caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an increasing cause of “mayhem in the lung”. Emerg Radiol. 2009;16:159–62PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Connolly B et al Bronchial artery aneurysm in hyperim-munoglobulinemia E syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 1994;24:592–93PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations