white lung

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Noun1.white lung - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and raleswhite lung - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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Bilateral "white lung" is when compact B-lines appear in all 6 areas.[sup][5]
Plain chest radiograph shows a white lung or sandstorm lung consisting of diffuse, fine sand like Microcalcifications.