Pneumothorax associated with exercise is uncommon and always needs to be investigated until a cause is identified.
Exercise-induced pneumothorax may present with chest pain, shortness of breath and/or cough.
Conditions associated with exercise-induced pneumothorax:
(1) chest trauma
(2) chest tumor (leiomyomatosis, malignant lymphoma, pleural tumor, other)
(3) menstruation (catamenial)
(5) cystic fibrosis
(6) Marfan syndrome
(7) anorexia nervosa
(8) strenuous exercise with Valsalva maneuver
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