The role of infection in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

  title={The role of infection in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Philip L Molyneaux and Toby M Maher},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  volume={22 129},
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, and invariably fatal, condition that is believed to arise in genetically susceptible individuals as a consequence of an aberrant wound-healing response following repetitive alveolar injury. The exact triggers, which initiate the fibrotic process, remain unknown. Infectious agents, including both viruses and bacteria, have the capacity to cause alveolar-epithelial cell injury and apoptosis. Relatively few studies have examined the role of… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 11 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
31 Citations
51 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 51 references

trimoxazole: a randomised controlled trial

  • V Beasley, PV Joshi, A Singanayagam
  • Thorax
  • 2013

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…