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What is the harmful effect of residual fibrosis on the lungs?

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
Depends: Thant depends on the extenst of the fibrosis. If it is isolated and does not involve much of the lung, then the effects are probably clinically insignificant. But if the fibrosis is extensive then pulmonary function will be compromised. Only a pulmonologist can tell you for sure after evaluating you and the radiographic studies.

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