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What are inflammatory and fibrotic disorders?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Interstitial lung disease & pulmonary fibrosis are general terms used to describe inflammatory and fibrotic disorders of the lung There are over 100 known causes of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis, including familial and genetic disorders, inhaled substances, infections, medications, and connective tissue diseases.

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