Pneumoconiosis

Introduction Pneumoconiosis is a term used to describes a range of interstitial lung diseases caused by inhalation of mineral dusts, resulting in interstitial fibrosis. They are usually occupational diseases (but not always). Pneumoconiosis can...

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Pneumonia (Adults)

This article describes adult respiratory tract infection. For more information, please see paediatric respiratory infections Introduction Pneumonia is a common lower respiratory tract infection, characterised by inflammation of the lung tissue. It is almost...

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Pneumonia (Children)

Introduction Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, characterised by inflammation of the lung parenchyma and production of fluid in the alveoli. It is technically a type of bronchitis (infection of the bronchi). The...

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Pneumothorax

Introduction A pneumothorax is an abnormal collection of air in the pleural space – between the lung and the chest wall. They can be: Primary – no underlying lung disease. Secondary – to underlying lung...

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