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Hosp Med. 1998 May;59(5):364-8.

Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis: diagnosis and treatment.

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  • 1North West Lung Centre, Manchester.

Abstract

Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis is increasingly common, and often affects elderly males. High resolution computed tomography is the optimum means of diagnosis. Most patients try steroids but only 10-20% show an objective response. Alternative medical treatment is available, but the results are poor. Single lung transplantation may be offered to suitable patients with life-threatening disease.

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9722386
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