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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3) Coexisting fibrosclerotic processes have been seen in 20% of cases including retroperitoneal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, sclerosing mediastinal fibrosis, and orbital pseudotumors.
1) Some authors do suggest that the disease can represent a localized manifestation of a systemic condition because twenty percent of patients also have other inflammatory fibrosclerosing lesions like mediastinal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, and retroperitoneal fibrosis.
A case of retroperitoneal and mediastinal fibrosis exhibiting elevated levels of IgG4 in the absence of sclerosing pancreatitis (autoimmune pancreatitis).
Differential features of other large cell vasculitides Large cell vasculitis Differential features Kawasaki disease Fever, diffuse mucosal inflammation and dysmorphic skin rashes Cogan's syndrome Interstitial keratitis and acute onset of sensorineural hearing loss and several other neurological manifestations Syphilitic aortitis Skin, mucous membranes manifestations, Negative VDRL Rheumatoid arthritis Joint manifestations Ankylosing spondylitis Sacroilitis Retroperitoneal fibrosis Periaortic and aortic inflammation associated with retroperitoneal and mediastinal fibrosis Behcet's disease Genital and oral aphthous ulcers, uveitis Sarcoidosis Interstitial lung diseases
Both retroperitoneal fibrosis and mediastinal fibrosis responded readily to treatment with steroids.