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Pulmonology Patient Stories at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Read pulmonology patient stories from UPMC in north central Pa.

Kristin Fisher: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

Kristen Fishcer - Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

Kristin was diagnosed with nontuberculous mycobacterial disease, an unidentified immune defect which makes her exceptionally vulnerable to lung infections. Learn about her experience at UPMC.

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Sara Mitcheltree: Vaping Illness

Sara Mitcheltree - Vaping Illness

Sara woke up in the Intensive Care Unit after 9 days in a medically induced coma. Her lungs were permanently damaged by EVALI — Electronic Cigarette, or Vaping, product use-Associated Lung Injury.

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