Gammaherpesviruses and Pulmonary Fibrosis

@article{Williams2014GammaherpesvirusesAP,
  title={Gammaherpesviruses and Pulmonary Fibrosis},
  author={K. J. Williams},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={372 - 384}
}
Progressive lung fibrosis in humans, typified by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in people. Similar diseases have been described in dogs, cats, and horses. The cause and pathogenesis of such diseases in all species is poorly understood. There is growing evidence in human medicine that IPF is a manifestation of abnormal wound repair in response to epithelial injury. Because viruses can contribute to epithelial injury, there is increasing… Expand
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