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Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory Tract Disease

From asthma to flu vaccination, you'll find an array of useful diagnostic and management tips on a range of respiratory disorders here.

Respiratory Diseases

The enterovirus story continues to evolve: here are 6 things clinicians need to know now.

When you want to distinguish between asbestosis and silicosis, what imaging finding is inconsistent with the former disease?

Nail clubbing may occur with many conditions. In these two patients, it heralded lung cancer.

Drug induced lung disease

Drug-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug-induced organizing pneumonia, radiation-induced lung injury, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, empyema—this week’s slide show sheds light on several presentations.

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema, tracheal stenosis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary sarcoidosis, respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease, giant bullous emphysema—a close look at a variety of troublesome lung conditions.

Recovery from a hemopneumothorax had progressed well for this 29-year-old man until today when he presents to the ED with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. What do you see on the chest x-ray?

Persistent symptoms of hemothorax or pneumothorax, in the absence of new x-ray findings require further inquiry, including chest CT, to rule out PE.

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