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Emphysema

Emphysema

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Published by: Jenny Lyn Passilan on Mar 02, 2009
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Geelyn Marie A. LuzonBSPT III-I
 
DefinitionEmphysema is defined anatomically asabnormal, permanent enlargementof alveoli and alveolar ducts, withdestruction of alveolar walls andbreakdown of connective tissuesupport of lower airways.
 
Etiology*Downward progression of inflammatory damage with repeatedepisodes of chronic bronchitis.*Cigarette smoking*AAT (α-antitrypsin) deficiency

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