Atelectasis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


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Atelectasis is the collapse of otherwise normal lung tissue.
A variety of causes exist (see Etiology).
It can reduce respiratory gas exchange, leading to hypoxemia if severe.
It can increase the risk of developing pneumonia.
It may be an asymptomatic finding on chest x-ray …
Atelectasis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

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