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  1. 10 Signs of a COPD Exacerbation

    WebMD lists 10 signs that someone is having a COPD flare-up. Find out which COPD symptoms require immediate attention.

  2. LAM Lung Disease (Lymphangioleiomyomatosis)

    LAM is a progressive lung disease that tends to strike women of childbearing age. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

  3. Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease

    WebMD explains the difference between obstructive and restrictive lung disease, as well as symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  4. What Causes COPD?

    Smoking, dirty air in the workplace, and asthma can lead to COPD. Learn what causes this lung problem and how to protect your lungs.

  5. Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia

    Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) is a rare developmental disorder that is present at birth (congenital). Affected infants have abnormally widened (dilated) lymphatic vessels within the lungs. Functioning as part of the immune system,the lymphatic system helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a ...

  6. Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Because of a defective gene,mucus-secreting glands within the lining of the lung’s airways (bronchi) produce unusually thick,sticky secretions. This clogs the air passages,promotes bacterial growth,and leads to chronic obstruction,inflammation,and infection of the airways. ...

  7. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Pulmonary Hypertension, Primary is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia

    ImportantIt is possible that the main title of the report Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

  9. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

    Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia is a chronic bronchial tube and lung disease that affects infants who have been on a ventilator. The disorder usually occurs when an infant is approximately 28 days old,has certain blood-gas and radiographic (x-ray or gamma ray) abnormalities,and has an apparent lung injury causing a respiratory disorder. Pulmonary Distress Syndrome (lung disease in infants causing ...

  10. Fibrosing Mediastinitis

    Mediastinal fibrosis is the least common,but the most severe,late complication of histoplasmosis. Many physicians believe mediastinal fibrosis to be an abnormal immunologic response to antigens released by the soil-based fungus histoplasma capsulatum. It should be differentiated from the many other less-severe mediastinal complications of histoplasmosis,and from other causes of mediastinal ...

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