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reviewed 7/23/2019

Pulmonology is the medical specialty dealing with disease involving the respiratory tract.

Pulmonology is called chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas.

Pulmonology is considered a branch of internal medicine and is related to intensive care medicine and critical care.

Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation.

Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema and complicated chest infections.

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