Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: report of a series.

@article{Ambrosini2003AcuteEO,
  title={Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: report of a series.},
  author={Valentina Ambrosini and Alessandra Cancellieri and Marco Chilosi and Maurizio Zompatori and Rocco Trisolini and Luca Saragoni and Venerino Poletti},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={821-6}
}
This study describes five cases presenting an acute clinical course of pulmonary fibrosis, in the absence of specific precipitating factors. A retrospective chart review of five patients with histologically proved usual interstitial pneumonia was carried out in 2001-2002. Clinical data, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) findings, high resolution computed tomography and histological features were reported. On admission all cases presented hypoxemia and dyspnoea, while some showed an increase of… CONTINUE READING