Francis X. McCormack, Author at Pulmonology Advisor

Francis X. McCormack

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (include discussion of Tuberous Sclerosis and Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome)

What every physician needs to know: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare cystic lung disease that is associated with progressive dyspnea on exertion, recurrent pneumothorax, chylous thoracic and abdominal effusions, and thoracic and abdominal tumors, including lymphangioleiomyomas and angiomyolipomas. LAM occurs predominantly in young and middle-aged women, but it has also been reported in children, post-menopausal…

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