Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM as it’s usually called, is a rare lung condition that affects a certain type of muscle cell. It occurs almost exclusively in women. The cause of LAM is currently unknown.
Symptoms include breathlessness, which may worsen with time, and it can cause a pneumothorax or collapsed lung.
Because this condition is rare, it may take some time to get a diagnosis. Your doctor will need to consider other possible causes of your symptoms. You may need to have a few tests and you might need to see a specialist.
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