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My uncle has mushroom lung.

By Anonymous March 19, 2015 - 8:42am
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My uncle has mushroom lung in both lungs. One is gone and the other is about 3/4 gone. I want to give him one of mine. How can I make this happen?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. You are very generous to offer yourself as an organ donor for your uncle. But, I am not certain a lung transplant is necessary or recommended.

For the benefit of all our readers, mushroom worker's lung is an allergic respiratory disease, associated with occupational exposure to a variety of substances in the mushroom and compost industries.

The medical term is hypersensitivity pneumonitis, (HP), or extrinsic allergic alveolitis.

Early recognition and control of exposure is key to outcome.

In acute and subacute forms, most patients recover lung function completely when exposure to the antigen stops. However, this may take several years for subacute forms.

In the acute form, simply avoiding further exposure will usually result in recovery without medication. Corticosteroids may be indicated for the treatment of severe acute and subacute forms and for chronic forms that are severe or progressive.


March 19, 2015 - 9:52am
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