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P239 Diagnostic potential of MMP-1 and SP-A as biomarkers to distinguish chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis from Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

I. Buendía-Roldán; E. Montes; V. Ruiz; M. Selman
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Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico, Mexico


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A139. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.146
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Introduction: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an inflammatory interstitial lung disease caused by a wide variety of organic particles. In general, the diagnosis of chronic HP represents a challenge for clinicians that need to use a constellation of clinical, laboratory, radiographic and pathological data to assess a confident diagnosis. Importantly, the clinical features cHP can be indistinguishable from those observed in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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