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Table 3: Preexisting Diseases in 148 patients with Spontaneous

From: Spontaneous primary pneumomediastinum: is it always benign?

Asthma 57 (18)
Dermatomyositis 19 (6.03)
Cancer-related complications 12 (3.8)
DKA 8 (2.5)
COPD 7 (2.2)
Broncholithiasis 5 (1.6)
Tuberculosis 3 (0.95)
Cystic lung disease 2 (0.56
PCP/HIV 2 (0.56)
Influenza-like syndrome 4 (1.3)
Rabies 2 (0.56)
Anorexia Nervosa 2 (0.56)
Achalasia Cardia 1 (0.31)
Blebs 1 (0.31)
Myocardial infarction 1 (0.31)
21-hydroxylase deficiency 1 (0.31)
Total 148 (43.6)
  1. DKA: Diabetic ketoacidosis, COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, PCP/HIV: Pnumocystis carinii pneumonia/AIDS
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