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  1. Lung disease Lung disease
    Lung disease is any disease or disorder that occurs in the lungs or that causes the lungs to not work properly. There are three main types of lung disease: Airway diseases -- These diseases affect the tubes (airways) that carry oxygen and other gases into and out of the lungs. These diseases cause ...
  2. Lung disease - resources Lung disease - resources
    The following organizations are good resources for information on lung disease: American Lung Association - www.lungusa.org National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - www.nhlbi.nih.gov Alternative Names Resources - lung disease...
  3. Lung gallium scan Lung gallium scan
    Lung gallium scan is a type of nuclear scan that uses radioactive gallium (Ga) to identify swelling (inflammation) in the lungs. How the Test is Performed Gallium is injected into a vein. The scan will be taken 6 - 24 hours after the gallium is injected. (Test time depends on whether your condition...
  4. Lung needle biopsy Lung needle biopsy
    A lung needle biopsy is a method to remove a piece of lung tissue for examination. How the Test is Performed A chest x-ray or chest CT scan may be used to find the exact spot for the biopsy. If the biopsy is done using a CT scan, you may be lying down during the exam. A needle biopsy of the lung ma...
  5. Lung PET scan Lung PET scan
    A lung positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance (called a tracer) to look for disease in the lungs, especially lung cancer. Unlike magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, which reveal the structure of the lungs, a PET s...
  6. Lung plethysmography Lung plethysmography
    Lung plethysmography is a test used to measure how much air you can hold in your lungs. See also: Limb plethysmography Plethysmography How the Test is Performed You will sit in a small, airtight room known as a body box. You will breathe or pant against a mouthpiece. Clips will be put on your...
  7. Lung surgery Lung surgery
    Lung surgery is surgery to repair or remove lung tissue. Several common lung surgeries are: Lobectomy, to remove one or more lobes of a lung Wedge resection, to remove part of a lobe in a lung Pneumonectomy, to remove a lung Surgery to remove an infection or blood in the chest cavity Surgery to rem...
  8. Lung surgery - discharge Lung surgery - discharge
    You had lung surgery to treat a lung condition. You had open surgery or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). You may have had one of these common procedures: Lobectomy, to remove one or more lobes of a lung. Wedge resection, to remove part of a lobe in a lung. Pneumonectomy, to remove a lun...
  9. Lung transplant Lung transplant
    Lung transplant is surgery to replace one or both diseased lungs with healthy lungs from a human donor. Description The new lung or lungs are usually donated by someone who has been declared brain-dead but remains on life-support. The donor tissue must be matched as closely as possible to your tiss...
  10. Lupus anticoagulants Lupus anticoagulants
    Lupus anticoagulants are antibodies against phospholipids (substances in the lining of cells) that prevent blood clotting in a test tube. Persons with these antibodies may have an abnormally high risk of blood clotting. See also: Antibody Causes Lupus anticoagulants are usually found in persons wi...
  11. Lupus nephritis Lupus nephritis
    Lupus nephritis is a kidney disorder that is a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. Causes Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) is an autoimmune disease. This means there is a problem with the body's immune system. Normally, the immune system helps protect the body from harmful sub...
  12. Lyme disease Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease spread through a tick bite. This article offers a general overview on Lyme disease. For specific information, see: Lyme disease - primary Lyme disease - early disseminated Lyme disease - chronic persistent Causes Lyme disease is caused by the bacteriu...
  13. Lyme disease - chronic persistent Lyme disease - chronic persistent
    Chronic persistent Lyme disease is a late stage of an inflammatory disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. It is also called Stage 3, or tertiary, Lyme disease. See also: Lyme disease Lyme disease - early disseminated Lyme disease - primary Causes Lyme disease is transmitted by the...
  14. Lyme disease - early disseminated Lyme disease - early disseminated
    Early disseminated or secondary Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. See also: Lyme disease Lyme disease - chronic persistent Lyme disease - primary Causes Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Early disseminated L...
  15. Lyme disease - primary Lyme disease - primary
    Lyme disease is an infectious disease spread through a tick bite. Primary Lyme disease is the first stage of the disease. For specific information on the other stages or general information about Lyme disease, see: Lyme disease Early disseminated (stage 2) Lyme disease Chronic persistent (stag...