Granuloma in the lung?

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tmlindsey
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   Posted 7/1/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone heard of this and can they explain?

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/1/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Are you by any chance taking Remicade or Humira?

Basically a granuloma is a cyst that results when the defense system is unable to destroy a foreign body or bacteria. Large numbers of defensive cells are drawn to the area, surround the target and enclose it forming the granuloma/cyst.


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medchrt1
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   Posted 7/1/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
i hafta object to the phrase "unable to destroy".
 
in phagocytosis in the life of a monocyte, a white blood cell, namely, granuloma
indicates that it has migrated outside the blood stream to epithelial cells tissue
layer and is attempting to isolate an antigen (foreign particle), and when
observed under microscope it characteristics are of interest to pathology.
however more information is needed on what phagocytosis is occuring
or as to any success or failure.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/2/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
MedChrt1, I take it you are w/in the medical profession, maybe a nurse? I was trying to define a granuloma in layman's terms. "unable to destroy" is the term used in Taber's. Actually, I had thought a cyst was formed to "isolate" the antigen but that wasn't the term used in Taber's so I used "enclose" from Taber's. Thank you for your clarification.
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medchrt1
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   Posted 7/2/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Tmlindsey:::: Yea, there is definite concern here because of the relationship to TB. Definitely ask doctor tmlinsey ASAP.

C2: no Im not a nurse.

tmlindsey
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   Posted 7/2/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am on remicade. I have been for about 4 years now. The xray report read that they were findings of healed calificied granuloma diseas in the right lung. The doctor says everything is ok. I have just never heard of it before.

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/2/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had a small calcified area in my right lung for years. Since the 70's anyway. It shows up as a bright white small pebble on xray.


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gachrons
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to hear things are alright. lol gail
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