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Difference between Pneumothorax Hemothorax?

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Hemothorax and pneumothorax are both conditions that affect the chest cavity. Both of these health issues can occur if there is a puncture to the chest cavity. The difference between the two are blood and air. Hemothorax is when there is blood found within the chest cavity and pneumothorax is when air is found wihtin the chest cavity. Both conditions will require a doctor's attention immediately. Both of these conditions can be life threatening if not taken care of.
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