Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features: A single center prospective follow-up study

ConclusionsIPAF seems to a distinct entity, with a low tendency to evolve in a definite CTD. Nevertheless, further studies are needed to better define the clinical evolution and the outcome of IPAF.
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