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  1. 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. ...

  2. Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia 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. ...

  3. Catamenial Pneumothorax

    Catamenial pneumothorax is an extremely rare condition that affects women. Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung,a condition in which air or gas is trapped in the space surrounding the lungs causing the lungs to collapse. Women with catamenial pneumothorax have recurrent episodes of pneumothorax that occur within 72 hours before or after the start of menstruation. The exact ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 10 FAQs About Living With COPD

    WebMD provides answers to 10 common questions about COPD.

  6. Viral Pneumonia

    Viral pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a virus.

  7. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

    A solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a single abnormality in the lung that could be harmless or could be an early sign of cancer. Find out more from WebMD about causes, diagnosis, and treatment of SPN.

  8. Viral Pneumonia

    Pneumonia can have several causes, including a variety of viruses. Learn more about viral pneumonia.

  9. Chemical Pneumonia

    Chemical pneumonia is an unusual type of lung irritation caused by poisons or toxins. Find out more.

  10. Coronavirus

    A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous.

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