fibrosis

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fibrosis

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing

fibrosis

[fī′brō·səs]
(medicine)
Growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ or part in excess of that naturally present.
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A population study of endomyocardial fibrosis in a rural area of Mozambique.
Endomyocardial biopsy was not performed as studies have shown its limitation reserved in excluding infiltrative disorders and being a blind procedure [4] Loffler endocarditis is more aggressive and rapidly progresses, affects mainly males and is associated with hypereosinophilia, thromboemboli, systemic arteritis; endomyocardial fibrosis occurs in a younger distribution, affects young children and is only variably associated with eosinophilia.
Endomyocardial fibrosis is a sequel of vasculitis that involves the endocardium, myocardium, or both, and has a tendency toward bacterial endocarditis or intraventricular thrombosis.
Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) along with the root wilt disease of coconut is endemic to Kerala with its radioactive actinide beach sands.
Endomyocardial fibrosis is an endemic heart disease in several tropical countries characterized by ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis, affecting, in particular, the apex and subvalvular regions.
Although Africa is seeing a rise in lifestyle-associated atherosclerosis and other conditions common in the developed world, there are also large numbers of people suffering from chronic heart conditions with infectious origins, including rheumatic heart disease arising from streptococcal infection, endomyocardial fibrosis, and tuberculous pericarditis.