BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) often accompanies lung cancer, and life-threatening acute exacerbation (AE) of IPF (AE-IPF) is reported to occur in 20 % of IPF patients who undergo lung cancer surgery. Pirfenidone is an anti-fibrotic agent known to reduce disease progression in IPF patients. A phase II study was conducted to evaluate whether… (More)
With the decreasing incidence of tuberculosis (TB), tuberculous abscess of the chest wall (TACW) is becoming rare. Pulmonary carcinoma coexisting with pulmonary TB has been reported in the past, but reports of pulmonary TB accompanied with TACW are scarce. We present the first case of a 66-year-old male with TACW accompanied with pulmonary carcinoma.