What should be the focus of patient history in the evaluation of restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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The initial evaluation of patients should consist of a complete history, including a total review of past systemic conditions. A careful history of occupation, travel, habits, hobbies, exposures, and HIV risk factors is critical to help identify any etiologic agent or trigger.


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