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  1. Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic 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. ...

  2. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alpha - 1 - Antitrypsin Deficiency 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. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing 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. ...

  4. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 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. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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