Chronic Diffuse Lung Diseases

Mikiko Hashisako, Junya Fukuoka, Maxwell L. Smith

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Chronic diffuse lung diseases involve a spectrum of nonneoplastic inflammatory conditions that affect the lung parenchyma. This chapter reviews the spectrum of disease including idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, pulmonary manifestations of systemic collagen vascular disease, diffuse eosinophilc lung disease, drug-associated lung disease, diffuse granulomatous lung disease, and a variety of miscellaneous diseases that defy classification. Individual entities are reviewed, followed by a section highlighting a practical approach to the four most common patterns of injury encountered in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Pulmonary Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationA Diagnostic Approach A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series
Number of pages72
ISBN (Electronic)9781455711796
ISBN (Print)9780323442848
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Hashisako, M., Fukuoka, J., & Smith, M. L. (2017). Chronic Diffuse Lung Diseases. In Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series (pp. 227-298). Elsevier.