ANCA-associated lung fibrosis: analysis of 17 patients.

@article{Foulon2008ANCAassociatedLF,
  title={ANCA-associated lung fibrosis: analysis of 17 patients.},
  author={Guillaume Foulon and Philippe Delaval and Dominique Valeyre and Benoit Wallaert and Marie-Pierre Debray and Michel Brauner and P. Roland Nicaise and Jacques Cadranel and Vincent Cottin and Abdellatif Tazi and Michel Aubier and Bruno Crestani},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 10},
  pages={
          1392-8
        }
}
In this retrospective study, we analyzed 17 patients presenting with pulmonary fibrosis and a positive ANCA testing. This group was compared with a control group of 12 patients with IPF and negative ANCA testing. Patients were 15 males and 2 females, with a mean age of 66 years. Eight patients were past smokers, 3 current smokers and 6 non-smokers. Lung function tests at diagnosis were as follows (% predicted): total lung capacity 73%+/-18, vital capacity 82%+/-23, forced expiratory volume in 1… CONTINUE READING

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