Pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis. Clinical features and outcomes.

  title={Pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis. Clinical features and outcomes.},
  author={Karen C. Patterson and Mary E Strek},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={10 4},
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease with a predilection for the respiratory system. Although most patients enter remission and have good long-term outcomes, up to 20% develop fibrotic lung disease, whereby granulomatous inflammation evolves to pulmonary fibrosis. There are several radiographic patterns of pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis; bronchial distortion is common, and other patterns, including honeycombing, are variably observed. The development of pulmonary fibrosis is… CONTINUE READING
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