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Does Chronic Microaspiration Cause Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:45 AM

Does Chronic Microaspiration Cause Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? Emerging data support a role for chronic microaspiration (i.e., subclinical aspiration of small droplets) in the pathogenesis and natural history of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, the precise relationship between chronic microaspiration and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remains unknown. Joyce S. Lee, MD Volume 123, Issue 4, Pages 304-311 (April 2010). (Also see: Aspiration Pneumonia and Pulmonary Fibrosis )

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