Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage - review of an interstitial lung disease clinic

Conclusion: DAH is a severe disorder, with nonspecific presentation, caused by a wide spectrum of disease, as demonstrated by this series. Diagnosis requires high clinical suspicion and a thorough work-up.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease Source Type: research

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Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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