FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 more open access pages.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which there is diffuse fibrosis of lung parenchyma with a resultant impairment of gas transfer and ventilation-perfusion mismatching.
Fibrosis within the lung may be:
- replacement fibrosis, secondary to disorders such as:
- focal fibrosis, in response to irritants such as:
- interstitial fibrosis:
- cryptogenic (idiopathic) fibrosing alveolitis
- extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Last reviewed 11/2020