Combined cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis and emphysema: the value of high resolution computed tomography in assessment.

@article{Wiggins1990CombinedCF,
  title={Combined cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis and emphysema: the value of high resolution computed tomography in assessment.},
  author={J Mark Wiggins and B A Strickland and Margaret Turner-Warwick},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={
          365-9
        }
}
Simple tests of lung function may be misleading in the assessment of patients with interstitial lung disease. Eight patients are described with cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (histologically proven in four) with severe breathlessness and low gas transfer (median DLCO 32.4%, range 9.2 to 35.3%, % predicted) in whom lung volumes were preserved [median VC 98.7, range 67.5-131.1%; median TLC 92.5, range 88.1 to 121.2, (% predicted)], and in whom there was no evidence of airflow obstruction… CONTINUE READING