Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis
- Mediastinal fibrosis
- Sclerosing mediastinitis
Shortness of breath
Recurrent lung infection
Pleuritic chest pain
Occasionally people with fibrosing mediastinitis present with fever and weight loss.
Fibrosing mediastinits can cause serious health complications, particularly in people who experience recurrent infection, hemoptysis, or cor pulmonale. People with fibrosing mediastinitis involving the space below the trachea or involving both sides of the mediastinum may be at a higher risk for serious complications than are people with more localized disease.
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