Lower zone pulmonary fibrosis causes

Lower zone pulmonary fibrosis causes
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(tensorflow) #1

Hx - 73yo F with worsening dyspnoea
O/E - Salient findings of cyanosis and bilateral lower lobe predominant fine crepitations

Q - Can you name some of the causes of lower zone predominant fibrosis?

(Jeremy Von Grueninsel) #2

Rheumatoid arthritis

(tensorflow) #3

That is correct :smile:

A useful mnemonic is I CRASH’D

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
(Cryptogenic fibrosis)
Rheumatoid lung disease
Asbestos-related fibrosis
Systemic sclerosis
High-dose radiation
Drugs like bleomycin, amiodarone and methotrexate

(tensorflow) #4

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(Hao Tran) #5

Go Jeremy. Ask the next Q!