Smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF), pathogenesis and treatment of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), and transbronchial biopsy in UIP

@article{Katzenstein2012SmokingrelatedIF,
  title={Smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF), pathogenesis and treatment of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), and transbronchial biopsy in UIP},
  author={Anna-Luise A. Katzenstein},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={S68-S78}
}
This review focuses on three selected topics of current interest that are related to chronic fibrosing lung disorders and are important for pathologists. First, the clinical and pathologic features of smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF) are highlighted. SRIF is a common finding in smokers that has striking histologic changes but only mild associated clinical manifestations. It is characterized by marked alveolar septal fibrosis composed of a distinct form of hyalinized collagen… CONTINUE READING
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