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Pneumothorax: Introduction

Pneumothorax: pneumothorax is the collection of air in the space around the lungs and chest wall. See detailed information below for a list of 61 causes of Pneumothorax, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pneumothorax:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pneumothorax. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Pneumothorax

Causes of Types of Pneumothorax:

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Pneumothorax: Symptom Checker

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Pneumothorax Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pneumothorax may include:

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Pneumothorax: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pneumothorax may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pneumothorax

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Pneumothorax: Deaths

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Causes of Pneumothorax listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pneumothorax as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pneumothorax:

Pneumothorax; abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Pneumothorax

The list below shows some of the causes of Pneumothorax mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pneumothorax?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pneumothorax. Of the 61 causes of Pneumothorax that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 49 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pneumothorax:

The following list of conditions have 'Pneumothorax' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pneumothorax:

The following list of medical conditions have Pneumothorax or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.










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Causes of Pneumothorax Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pneumothorax based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Pneumothorax:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pneumothorax:

    Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pneumothorax:

    Polycythemia vera (2 causes), Pulmonary edema (72 causes), Pulmonary embolism (28 causes), Raynaud's disease (32 causes), Shock (259 causes), Sleep apnea (36 causes), Lung infection (34 causes), Lung injury, Lung inflammation (181 causes), Air travel, Forceful outburst of laughing

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