What is the importance of smoking history in restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, desquamative interstitial pneumonitis, IPF, and respiratory bronchiolitis occur with increased frequency among persons who smoke or those who previously smoked. [16]


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