Lower occurrence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Maori and Pacific Islanders.

@article{Young2006LowerOO,
  title={Lower occurrence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Maori and Pacific Islanders.},
  author={Lisa Marie Young and Raewyn Hopkins and Margaret L. Wilsher},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          467-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic fibro-proliferative interstitial pneumonia, has not been reported to occur more frequently in any particular race. We have observed that our patients with IPF comprise a proportionately lower number of Maori and Pacific Islanders and set out to evaluate this further. METHODS Retrospective analysis of an IPF database from a single tertiary respiratory institution was undertaken. Demographic and survival data were collected. Ethnicity was… CONTINUE READING