How are collagen-vascular diseases managed in restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Therapy for pulmonary fibrosis associated with collagen-vascular disease is controversial because the course may be indolent. Because these diseases begin as an alveolitis, an aggressive approach may be warranted.

Patients with severe disease or those who have a deteriorating course must be treated with corticosteroids, cytotoxic therapy, or both.


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