Atelectasis

About- Atelectasis is a complete or partial collapse of a lung or lobe of a lung.  

Symptoms-
 Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
 Coughing
 Chest pain
 Rapid breathing
 Increased heart rate
 Blue-coloured skin, lips, fingernails, or toenails 

Causes-

 Surgery
 Mucus plug
 Foreign body
 Blocked airway
 Tumour in a major airway
 Blood clot
 Chest trauma
 Pleural effusion
 Pneumonia
 Pneumothorax
 Scarring of lung tissue
 Lung Cancer 

Specialists to Visit

 Pulmonologist
 Critical Care Specialist
 Respiratory Therapist
 Emergency Medicine Physician

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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