Pulmonary fibrosis: thinking outside of the lung

Garantziotis, Stavros; Steele, Mark R.; Schwartz, David A.; Steele, Mark P
August 2004
Journal of Clinical Investigation;Aug2004, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p319
Academic Journal
journal article
Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating condition that leads to progressive lung destruction and scarring. Previous mechanistic research has focused on the local fibroproliferative process in the lung. However, emerging evidence suggests that circulating cells of hematopoietic origin play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of this disease.


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