inflammation of an alveolus or alveoli. Chronic inflammation of the walls of the alveoli of the lungs is usually caused by inhaled organic dusts (extrinsic allergic alveolitis; see bird-fancier's lung, farmer's lung) but may occur spontaneously (cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis, CFA). CFA may be associated with connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis, and some experts would omit the word ‘cryptogenic’ if there is an association with a rheumatic disorder (see FARA, FASS). In addition, pathologists use the term interstitial pneumonitis when classifying CFA. Both types of alveolitis (extrinsic and cryptogenic) may progress slowly to a state of fibrosis, and both types usually respond to corticosteroid and immunosuppressant therapy if the fibrosis is not severe.

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  • alveolitis — noun 1. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form • Syn: ↑dry socket • Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor 2. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by… …   Useful english dictionary

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