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Infectious Diseases of the Lungs

There are numerous infectious diseases of the lungs, but some of the most commonly seen ones include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Aspergillosis

Symptoms of infectious lung diseases vary depending on the cause, but may include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Appetite changes

Tests are specific to the suspected underlying cause, but may include:

  • Complete blood count
  • Sputum cultures
  • Chest X-ray
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function tests

Treatment is cause-specific, but may include:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-fungal medications
  • Inhaled medications



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