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Aspergillosis
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14770-aspergillosis

Oct 8th, 2019 - What is aspergillosis? Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic reaction caused by various kinds of mold (a type of fungus). Mold is often found outdoors on plants, soil, or rotting vegetable matter. Mold can also grow indoors on household dust, food items such as ground spices, and building materials. Aspergillus fumigatus is the type of mold that is most likely to cause aspergillosis in cert...

Whooping cough - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosing whooping cough in its early stages can be difficult because the signs and symptoms resemble those of other common respiratory illnesses, such as a cold, the flu or bronchitis. Sometimes, doctors can diagnose whooping cough simply by asking about symptoms and listening to the cough. Medical tests may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Such tests may include: A nose or throa...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 23rd, 2019 - Overview Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness. SARS first appeared in China in November 2002. Within a few months, SARS spread worldwide, carried by unsuspecting travelers. SARS showed how quickly infection can spread in a highly mobile and interconnected world. On the other hand, a collaborative international effort allowed health exp...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sars/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351771

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis When SARS first surfaced, no specific tests were available. Now several laboratory tests can help detect the virus. But no known transmission of SARS has occurred anywhere in the world since 2004. Treatment Despite a concerted global effort, scientists have yet to find an effective treatment for SARS. Antibiotic drugs don't work against viruses, and antiviral drugs haven't shown much ...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 20th, 2019 - Diagnosis No specific test can confirm Churg-Strauss syndrome. Because signs and symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose. The early signs and symptoms, such as asthma and sinusitis, tend to be fairly commonplace, so a diagnosis might not be made until the inflammation has caused serious damage to organs and nerves. The 6 criteria The American College of ...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353760

Sep 20th, 2019 - Overview Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them. This condition is also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Asthma is the most common sign of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The disorder can also cause other problems, such as hay fever, rash,...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children (OSA)
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Sep 4th, 2019 - What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which there are brief pauses in your child's breathing pattern during sleep. Breathing usually stops because there is a blockage – or an "obstruction" – in the airway. OSA occurs in up to 2%-5% of children and can occur at any age. It is most commonly seen in children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old. Sl...

Bronchitis Symptoms & Treatment
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Aug 11th, 2019 - Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia: How are they Different? What is bronchitis? Bronchitis occurs when the bronchioles (air-carrying tubes in the lungs) are inflamed and make too much mucus. There are two basic types of bronchitis: Chronic bronchitis is defined as cough productive of sputum that persists for three months out of the year for at least two consecutive years. The cough and inflammation may b...

Emphysema
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Aug 6th, 2019 - What is emphysema? Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that usually develops after many years of smoking. Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema belong to a group of lung diseases known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Once it develops, emphysema can’t be reversed. This is why not smoking or stopping smoking is very important. Emphysema is a condition that involves damage to the ...

Asthma attack - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354274

Aug 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis For adults and children over 5 years old, lung (pulmonary) function tests are used to check how well the lungs are working. Poor lung function is a sign that your asthma isn't well controlled. In some cases, lung function tests are also used in asthma emergencies to help your doctor understand the severity of an asthma attack or how well treatment is working. Lung function tests inclu...

Asthma attack - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20354268

Aug 1st, 2019 - Overview During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, the airways become swollen and inflamed. The muscles around the airways contract and the airways produce extra mucus, causing the breathing (bronchial) tubes to narrow. During an attack, you may cough, wheeze and have trouble breathing. Symptoms of a minor asthma attack get better with prompt home treatment. A severe asthma a...

Airplane ear - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jul 30th, 2019 - Overview Airplane ear (ear barotrauma) is the stress on your eardrum that occurs when the air pressure in your middle ear and the air pressure in the environment are out of balance. You might get airplane ear when on an airplane that's climbing after takeoff or descending for landing. Airplane ear is also called ear barotrauma, barotitis media or aerotitis media. Self-care steps — such as yawni...

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Risk
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Jul 14th, 2019 - What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)? A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when there is a blockage in the lung (pulmonary) arteries. In a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot breaks off from another part of the bloodstream and travels to the arteries in the lungs. When a clot is in a deep vein—usually in the thigh or lower leg—the condition is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism is th...

Nasal polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jul 10th, 2019 - Overview Nasal polyps Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nose or sinuses. They often occur in groups, like grapes on a stem. Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infe...

Chronic cough - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/symptoms-causes/syc-20351575

Jul 8th, 2019 - Overview A chronic cough is a cough that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults, or four weeks in children. A chronic cough is more than just an annoyance. A chronic cough can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough can cause vomiting, lightheadedness and even rib fractures. While it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the problem that's triggering ...

Central sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/central-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20352109

Jun 24th, 2019 - Overview Central sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing. This condition is different from obstructive sleep apnea, in which you can't breathe normally because of upper airway obstruction. Central sleep apnea is less common than...

Central sleep apnea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/central-sleep-apnea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352114

Jun 24th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor may make an evaluation based on your signs and symptoms or may refer you to a sleep specialist in a sleep disorder center. A sleep specialist can help you decide on your need for further evaluation. Such an evaluation often involves overnight monitoring of your breathing and other body functions during a sleep study called polysomnography. During polysomnography, you're co...

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 11th, 2019 - Diagnosis Blood tests can reveal if your body has made antibodies to a hantavirus. Your doctor may order other laboratory tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms. Treatment Specific treatment options for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome are limited. But the prognosis improves with early recognition, immediate hospitalization and adequate support for breathing. Supportive therapy P...

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351838

Jun 11th, 2019 - Overview Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease characterized by flu-like symptoms that can progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems. Several types of hantaviruses can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They are carried by several types of rodents, particularly the deer mouse. You become infected primarily by breathing air infected with hantaviruses ...

Obstructive sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20352090

Jun 4th, 2019 - Overview Obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that support the soft tissues in your throat, such as your tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax. When these muscles relax, your airway is narrowed or closed, and breathing is momentarily cut off. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to rep...