The myofibroblast in pulmonary fibrosis.

  title={The myofibroblast in pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Sem H. Phan},
  volume={122 6 Suppl},
The pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis remains incompletely understood. Studies of associated inflammation have led to the discovery of a number of cytokines and chemokines that are found to be important either directly or indirectly for the fibrotic process. However, the importance of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis is unclear, and at the time of diagnosis the inflammatory component is variable and usually not responsive to anti-inflammatory therapeutic agents. Patients usually exhibit… CONTINUE READING
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