Orphanet: Congenital lobar emphysema

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Congenital lobar emphysema

Disease definition

A respiratory abnormality characterized by respiratory distress due to hyperinflation of one or more affected lobes of the lung.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Congenital lobar hyperinflation
    • Infantile lobar hyperinflation
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adult, Neonatal, Infancy
  • ICD-10: Q33.8
  • OMIM: 130710
  • UMLS: C0265797
  • MeSH: C535735
  • GARD: 2104
  • MedDRA: 10010456

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