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The Syndrome of Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema

Vincent Cottin, MD, PhD; Jean-François Cordier, MD
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Correspondence to: Vincent Cottin, MD, PhD, Hôpital Louis Pradel, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Reference Center for Orphan Pulmonary Diseases, 28 ave Doyen Lépine, Lyon Bron cedex 69677, France; e-mail: vincent.cottin@chu-lyon.fr

Drs. Cottin and Cordier are affiliated with Hôpital Louis Pradel, and the Reference Center for Orphan Pulmonary Diseases.


This research was supported by Hospices Civils de Lyon, “PHRC régional 2005.”

The authors have reported to the ACCP that no significant conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2009;136(1):1-2. doi:10.1378/chest.09-0538
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Coincidental cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (the British name for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [IPF]) and emphysema was reported in 1990 in a series of eight patients by Wiggins et al1 in London. In 2005, we characterized2 this association as a distinct entity in a series of 61 patients. Increasingly acknowledged,37 this syndrome is a matter of growing interest by respiratory clinicians.

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