What are the racial predilections of restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Although a familial variant of IPF exists, a genetic predisposition has not yet been elucidated. [11]

The incidence among black Americans is 35.5 cases per 100,000 persons. In contrast, the incidence among white Americans is 10.9 cases per 100,000 persons. [5]


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