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Meaning of Different Sputum Colors

The color of sputum or phlegm, which is the mucus and sometimes pus discharge expectorated from the respiratory tract, is often an indication of the...

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary thrombo-embolism is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among the hospitalized patients.  A vast majority of clinically significant pulmonary emboli (PE)...


Kyphosis (also known as Scheuermann's disease; Roundback; Hunchback; Postural kyphosis; Sherman's Disease) is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding...

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by defective production of alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1AT), leading to decreased A1AT activity in...

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