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What Are the Types of Lung Disease?

Reviewed on 1/14/2019

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My brother has had symptoms of chronic coughing and wheezing – even coughing up blood. We’re waiting for some test results, but are trying to research everything we can about lung problems in the meantime. What are the most common types of lung disease?

Doctor’s Response

There are dozens of types of lung diseases. The most common types include:

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Reviewed on 1/14/2019
References
UnityPoint Health. The Top 8 Respiratory Illnesses and Diseases. 1 March 2018. 3 January 2019 .
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