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Lung scarring

Lung scarring: Introduction

Lung scarring: Damage to the lung tissue from and cause can cause scarring of the lung tissue. Small scars generally cause no problems but large or widespread scarring can affect breathing. Causes of lung scarring include pneumonia, lung infections, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, silicosis and sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. Excessive lung scarring can lead to thickening and stiffening of the lung tissue which can make breathing more difficult. Scar tissue can also be a result of damage due to cancer. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lung scarring is available below.

Symptoms of Lung scarring

Treatments for Lung scarring

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Causes of Lung scarring

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Lung scarring: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Lung scarring

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or more »

Lung scarring: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Lung scarring

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Lung scarring: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Lung scarring

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Prognosis for Lung scarring

Prognosis for Lung scarring: Varies depending on the cause. Infection often leads to stable scarring but silicosis can lead to progressive scarring.

Research about Lung scarring

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Lung scarring: Broader Related Topics

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