Mediastinal fibrosis

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Mediastinal fibrosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-9-CM 519.3
DiseasesDB 30764

Mediastinal fibrosis most common cause is idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis; less commonly histoplasmosis tuberculosis or unknown. It is characterized by invasive, calcified fibrosis centered on lymph nodes that block major vessels and airways. In Europe, this disease is exceptionally rare. More cases are seen in USA where the disease may often be associated with histoplasmosis.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Davis AM, Pierson RN, Loyd JE (2001). "Mediastinal fibrosis". Seminars in respiratory infections. 16 (2): 119–30. doi:10.1053/srin.2001.24242. PMID 11521244. 
  2. ^ Mitchell IM, Saunders NR, Maher O, Lennox SC, Walker DR. "Surgical treatment of idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis: report of five cases". Thorax. 41: 210–4. doi:10.1136/thx.41.3.210. PMC 460296Freely accessible. PMID 3715778. 

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