Pneumology is the medical specialty dealing with the study and treatment of pulmonary, bronchial, pleural and mediastinal diseases.
For the diagnosis of pleuro-pulmonary diseases, besides the physical examination and specific anamnesis (lung hereditary diseases, exposure to toxic, previous infections, autoimmune diseases), the following diagnostic investigations may also be used:
- laboratory analyzes (Hematology and Coagulation);
- sputum examination;
- pulmonary X-ray.