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Tuberculosis - Condition and Treatment

Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is an infectious disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium. TB…

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Pneumothorax

​A pneumothorax (pneumo- + thorax; plural pneumothoraces) is an abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural…

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Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

What is Malignant Mesothelioma and Asbestosis? Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that starts in the mesothelium,…

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Emphysema – Condition and Treatments

Emphysema is a lung condition in which tiny air sacs in the lungs - alveoli - fill up…

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Cystic Fibrosis - Condition and Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, also known as mucoviscidosis, is an inherited disease of the secretory glands.…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Conditions, Types and Treatments

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Condition and Treatment Chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease (COPD) is an umbrella…

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Bronchitis and Chronic Bronchitis - Condition and Treatment

​Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus,…

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Bronchiectasis - Condition and Treatment

Bronchiectasis (brong-ke-EK-tah-sis) comes from the Greek words “bronckos” [caption id="attachment_5810" align="alignright" width="345"] Bronchiectasis[/caption] (airway) and “ektasis” (widening). It…

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Asthma

Asthma comes from the greek word ἅσθμα or asthma which means panting. It is a common chronic inflammatory…

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