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Jeannie McClelland

Does Chronic Microaspiration Cause Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

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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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Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

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