DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis [DOID:3770]

Radiation-induced lung injury is a general term for damage to the lungs which occurs as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation. In general terms, such damage is divided into early inflammatory damage (radiation pneumonitis) and later complications of chronic scarring (radiation fibrosis). Radiation-induced lung injury most commonly occurs as a result of radiation therapy administered to treat cancer.

Synonyms:  pulmonary fibrosis,  DOID:3770,  Fibrosis of lung (disorder),  lung: [cirrhosis of] or [postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis],  Fibrosis of lung disorder ...