Which age groups are at highest risk for restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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IPF is rare in children. Some intrinsic lung diseases present in patients aged 20-40 years. These include sarcoidosis, collagen-vascular–associated diseases, and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (formerly referred to as histiocytosis X). Most patients with IPF are older than 50 years. [12]


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