Mortality rates from cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis in seven countrles

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Background Registered mortality from cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) in England and Wales has increased substantially since the specific International Classification of Diseases code for CFA was introduced in 1979. However, since a significant proportion ofdeaths from CFA are misclassified as post inflammatory fibrosis (PIF), it is possible that the… (More)

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