Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) tends to occur in young adults without underlying lung problems, and usually causes limited signs and symptoms. Chest pain and sometimes mild breathlessness are the usual predominant presenting features. Half of those with primary spontaneous pneumothorax are unaware of the potential danger in their condition and wait several days to seek medical attention. PSP occurs more commonly during changes in atmospheric pressure and during exposure to loud music, explaining to some extent why episodes of pneumothorax may happen in clusters. It is rare for a PSP to cause a tension pneumothorax.  (From Wikipedia)

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