Phthisiology

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Phthisiology is the care, treatment, and study of tuberculosis of the lung. It is therefore considered a specialisation within the area of pulmonology.

The term derives from the designation by Hippocrates of phthisis (Greek φθίσις) meaning "consumption".

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