[Usual interstitial pneumonia].

  title={[Usual interstitial pneumonia].},
  author={J M Hougardy and Annick Ocmant and Sherman Place and Myriam Remmelink and Françoise Mascart and Elie Cogan},
  journal={Revue medicale de Bruxelles},
  volume={25 3},
We report the case of a 49-year old woman with an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) initially diagnosed as a systemic lupus erythematosus. The IPF is an uncommon clinical entity with an estimated prevalence from 3 to 6 cases per 100,000 in the general population of the United States. This disease is characterised by an insidious onset, a pejorative course and poor survival prognosis (median survival: 2.8 years). The diagnosis is often difficult and depends on the exclusion of other diseases… CONTINUE READING

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