Is Sepsis a Concern During Lung Calcification Treatment?


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Sepsis is not a concern during lung calcification treatment. According to The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the Mayo Clinic, treatment does not cause infection in the blood or tissues, which is sepsis as defined by the Medical Dictionary.

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As of 2009, there are two main treatments for lung calcification, as discussed in a report in the British Journal of Radiology. Both of these approaches attempt to stabilize an individual's phosphate and calcium biochemistry. One treatment involves the taking of bisphosphonates, while the other involves undergoing a parathyroidectomy. Both options have been somewhat successful.

Metastatic pulmonary calcification, or the calcification of healthy lung tissue often goes undiagnosed. In patients with renal failure, it can develop into respiratory failure.

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