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    In search of a sickness...

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Lizor, Jun 26, 2015.

    I am in search of a sickness for my character.
    • It has to involve coughing.
    • It has to be chronic or at least long lasting.
    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you very much!
     
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    mesothelioma from asbestos, assuming character isn't a smoker. silicosis also occurs in people who work with drywall, masonry, cement. perhaps mold infections from breathing in airborne spores.
     
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    Emphysema - COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
    Causes can be smoking, mining damage (coal dust) etc.,
    lung cancer.

    Didn't a web search turn anything up? Tons of material for browsing on health, welfare, and clinical sites.
     
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    Dear Dr Liff, would you please examine my toes?

    <<ha ha, gotcha. In yer face clever clogs.>>
     
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    I'm not really a doctor, but I hear there's a kid in Kentucky whose talents are just waiting to be discovered.
     
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    It did, but it got me so many results that I had no idea where to start, but having a few names from you, I can search specifically. Thank you very much!
     
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    If you've got some character background, someone here with medical experience may have an interesting condition for you.
     
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    Is it a young non-smoker?

    How about

    Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (will come with liver problems as well)
    Cystic fibrosis
    Goodpasture syndrome
    Sarcoidosis (African American females especially)
    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    Tuberculosis
     
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    Recurring Pneumonia is pretty common side-effect to a decent amount of auto-immune diseases.
     

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