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3 Possible Causes for Pulmonary Fibrosis with Fibroblast Foci (Histology

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    History The clinical symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are nonspecific. Most patients present with exertional dyspnea and a nonproductive cough. Such symptoms can be shared with a variety of pulmonary and cardiac diseases. Dyspnea, which is the most prominent symptom in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,[…][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pleural Fibrosis

    We noticed small, to an extent, questionable fibroblastic foci in the superficial biopsies of the parenchyma received.[nature.com] fibrosis.[nature.com] Overall, the histologic picture was more temporally homogeneous as opposed to the temporally heterogeneous picture seen in usual interstitial pneumonia/idiopathic pulmonary[nature.com]

  • Interstitial Pneumonia

    Among all IIPs ( 10 ), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most common; it is an interstitial lung disease of unknown cause, characterized histologically by the usual interstitial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] pneumonia pattern ( 11, 12 ), with dispersed fibroblastic foci and heterogeneous involvement of the parenchyma, areas of tissue preservation being interspersed with areas[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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