Interstitial lung abnormalities associated with increased risk of death

The presence of interstitial lung abnormalities are associated with a greater risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study in JAMA. Interstitial lung abnormalities are defined as specific patterns of increased lung density noted on chest computed tomography (CT) scans identified in participants with no prior history of interstitial lung disease (a large group of disorders characterized by progressive scarring of…

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