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Respiration. 1990;57(6):364-71.

Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis. A study of an indigenous African population.

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Department of Medicine, Hillbrow Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Abstract

Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) has not been described previously in any large group of indigenous African patients. This was a retrospective study of 46 such patients diagnosed as having CFA during a 73-month period. The clinical spectrum of illness was similar to that of other groups studied worldwide. Cigarette smoking was associated with a poorer outcome and is a potentially preventable cause of deterioration.

PMID:
2099570
DOI:
10.1159/000195873
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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