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  1. 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.

  2. Sarcoidosis - Topic Overview

    What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis (say "sar-koy-DOH-sus") is a rare disease that creates tiny lumps of cells throughout the body. These lumps,called granulomas,are too small to see or feel. They can form anywhere on the inside or outside of the body and can cause permanent scar tissue. They often form in the lungs,lymph nodes,liver,skin,or eyes. Sarcoidosis may affect how an organ works. ...

  3. Lung Function Tests

    Lung function tests (also called pulmonary function tests, or PFTs) evaluate how well your lungs work.

  4. Chronic Lung Disease in Infants: Caring for Your Baby - Topic Overview

    Home treatment is often needed for a baby who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Before you take your newborn home from the hospital,you need to be able to: Recognize the symptoms and know what to do if your baby has difficulty breathing or stops breathing. Perform CPR in the unlikely event that your baby will need it. Recognize the early signs of upper respiratory infection,such ...

  5. Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) - Topic Overview

    What is a pneumothorax?A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) results from a buildup of air in the space between the lung and the chest wall (pleural space). As the amount of air in this space increases, the pressure against the lung causes the lung to collapse. This prevents your lung from expanding properly when you try to breathe in, causing shortness of breath and chest pain. A pneumothorax may ...

  6. Tuberculosis (TB) - Prevention

    Get the facts about preventing tuberculosis (TB).

  7. Tuberculosis (TB) - Home Treatment

    An overview of home treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

  8. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB) - Topic Overview

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurs when the bacteria are resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin. This means that these medicines are unable to kill the bacteria. The reasons antibiotic resistance occurs include: Medicine treatment failure. Failure to complete the entire course of treatment is the major cause of multidrug-resistant TB. If all of the medicines prescribed are ...

  9. Anti-Tuberculosis Medicines for Multidrug-Resistant TB

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  10. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for tuberculosis.

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