Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the lungs. The related medical specialty is pulmonary disease specialists.
Key words: Asbestosis; Berylliosis; Black Lung Disease; Bronchial Diseases; Bronchiolitis Obliterans; Bronchitis; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Byssinosis; Caplans Syndrome; Dyspnea; Emphysema; Eosinophilic Granuloma; Goodpasture Syndrome; Hand-Schueller-Christian Syndrome; Hemoptysis; Hyaline Membrane Disease; Interstitial Lung Diseases; Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis; Letterer-Siwe Disease; Lung Abscess; Meconium Aspiration; Middle Lobe Syndrome; Non-Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis; Obstructive Lung Diseases; Parasitic Lung Diseases; Pleural Diseases; Pleurisy; Pleuropneumonia; Pneumoconiosis; Pneumonia; Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis; Pulmonary Coin Lesion; Pulmonary Diseases;Pulmonary Edema; Pulmonary Embolism;Pulmonary Eosinophilia; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Pulmonary Plasma Cell Granuloma; Pulmonary Sarcoidosis; Radiation Pneumonitis; Respiration Disorders; Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Respiratory Insufficiency; Respiratory System Diseases; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Siderosis; Silicosis; Silo Fillers Disease; Tuberculosis; Wegeners Granulomatosis
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.