Elisabeth Bendstrup

Idiopatisk pulmonal fibrose er en overset sygdom

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive and fatal disease which primarily occurs in male patients over 60 years with a smoking history. Cryobiopsy is a new promising method for obtaining lung tissue for histologic analysis with fewer complications than surgical lung biopsy. Cryobiopsy allows more patients to be diagnosed. Antifibrotic treatment has shown to decrease progression and prolong survival time in both early and later stages of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are therefore of great importance to prevent disease progression and reduce mortality.

Translated title of the contributionIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an overlooked disease
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume179
Issue23
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017

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