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Retrospective study of interstitial lung disease in a tertiary care centre in India.
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PMID:  21302597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There has been a recent surge in the recognition of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in India.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study based on the available medical records of 274 patients with biopsy proven ILD seen during the period 1994-2001 at our tertiary care referral hospital.
RESULTS: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (43%), sarcoidosis (22%), ILDs secondary to collagen vascular disease (19%) and extrinsic allergic alveolitis, among others, were the most common aetiological causes of ILD. The diagnostic yield from transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) was high (96%).
CONCLUSIONS: Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) appear to be under-reported from India. Lack of recognition and inadequate availability of diagnostic facilities, like high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest may be some of the reasons for this. The diagnostic yield from TBLB in our study was high at 96 percent. The TBLB may be used as the initial, cost-effective and safe tool for confirmation of aetiological diagnosis in most patients with diffuse parenchymal lung diseases.
Tiyas Sen; Zarir F Udwadia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-09     Completed Date:  2011-03-08     Revised Date:  2012-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases, Interstitial* / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2012 Jul-Sep;54(3):205; author reply 205   [PMID:  23008932 ]

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