Infectious diseases

Childhood pneumonia and pleurisy lead to smaller lungs: Tasmanian study

Episodes of childhood pneumonia or pleurisy by age seven are associated with modestly smaller lung volumes in middle age, according to new research. The research, from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study cohort, involved comprehensive measures of lung function in participants at age seven and again at ages 45 and 53. The study found that in ...

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