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Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

Abstract

Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are a group of diseases characterized by parenchymal lung fibrosis. IIPs are classified by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) into seven disease entities: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD), desqua-mative interstitial pneumonia (DIP), lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP), and acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP).

Keywords

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Pneumonia Lung Fibrosis Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia 
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  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

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