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Fibroblastic Foci : Time To Be Counted?

Roland M. du Bois, MD
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Affiliations: London, UK
 ,  Dr. du Bois is Asmarley Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital.

Correspondence to: Roland M. du Bois, MD, Interstitial Lung Disease Unit and Clinical Genomics Group, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney St, London SW3 6NP, UK; e-mail: r.dubois@rbht.nhs.uk



Chest. 2006;130(1):3-5. doi:10.1378/chest.130.1.3
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The last decade has seen a number of reappraisals of the interstitial lung diseases, and this process is continuing and iterative.13 One of the major impacts of these deliberations has involved the redefining of the diagnostic criteria for, and pathogenetic insights into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The 2000 international consensus statement2 on IPF noted the following:

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