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Does the lung involvement in scleroderma feel like a collapsed lung?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Different

Lung involvement in scleroderma usually causes thickening or fibrosis which causes slow onset progressive shortness of breath.
A collapsed lung usually causes rapid onset severe symptoms.

In brief: Different

Lung involvement in scleroderma usually causes thickening or fibrosis which causes slow onset progressive shortness of breath.
A collapsed lung usually causes rapid onset severe symptoms.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: No

Should not cause you to feel anything unless another complication occurs.
Usually results in fibrosis of the lung causing shortness of breath.

In brief: No

Should not cause you to feel anything unless another complication occurs.
Usually results in fibrosis of the lung causing shortness of breath.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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