A 45-year-old female asked:
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is it possible to have bullae in the lungs without emphysema?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: The most common cause of lung bulla is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but some other conditions associated with lung bullae are alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Marfan syndrome, Ehler-Danlos syndrome, cocaine smoking, sarcoidosis, HIV infection, and intravenous drug abuse.Regardless lung bullae are abnormal.
Answered on Feb 3, 2019

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