Smoking-Related Lung Diseases

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Introduction The deleterious effects of smoking tobacco have been established for decades and largely began with the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report, which linked smoking to the development of bronchogenic carcinoma….

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Collagen Vascular Diseases and Vasculitis

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Introduction Collagen vascular diseases (CVDs) are a heterogeneous group of immunologically mediated inflammatory disorders that may involve various organs. They often affect the lungs, mediastinum, and pleura, but the frequency…

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Neoplasms of the Lung and Airways

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▪ Introduction Primary lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and accounts for more deaths than the next three malignancies combined—pancreatic, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer in men;…

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Eosinophilic Lung Disease

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Introduction Eosinophilic lung diseases are characterized by the presence of pulmonary opacities and peripheral blood eosinophilia, tissue eosinophilia, or both. Eosinophils are leukocytes that are involved in immune defense and…

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

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Introduction Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an immunologically mediated lung disease that occurs in susceptible sensitized individuals following inhalational exposure to antigenic organic dust. As such, the antigenic material must be small…

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