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Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders like asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.

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Lung disease is a leading cause of death; lung disease and other breathing problems are also leading causes of death in infants.

The information on this page will help you better understand and manage respiratory disorders.

Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Marcellin, Lindsey, MD, MPH
Last Review Date: 4/4/2014
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