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Aetiology

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Causes include:

  • asthma
  • asbestosis, silicosis and other fibrosing lung diseases
  • cystic fibrosis
  • bronchitis, emphysema and the spectrum of disease between the two
  • bronchiolitis
  • conditions causing pulmonary oedema, for example congestive cardiac failure
  • foreign body - localised wheeze
  • congential lobar emphysema

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