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How does it take for a pneumothorax to develop from a

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How long does it take for a pneumothorax to develop from a microtrauma

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Typically a pneumothorax is not caused by microtrauma as pneumothorax is a dangerous and sudden-onset condition of air entering the pleura, which is a membrane that lines the lungs.
It is only necessary a perforation that is typical of traumatic origin or by pathologies that causes a pulmonary collapse.
Lung diseases can also increase the chance of lung collapse. These include:
Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis,
Tuberculosis, whooping cough. and these can take years to generate this condition but when it is generated it is abrupt.

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