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Why does cystic fibrosis is obstructive and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis restrictive? smh

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Dr. Luis Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Cystic fibrosis

involves large amounts of mucus in the airways.
Therefore it is difficult for air to flow due to mucus obstructing airways. Pulmonary fibrosis involves diffuse scar tissue in the lung parenchyma, making it difficult to expand (Restrictive).

In brief: Cystic fibrosis

involves large amounts of mucus in the airways.
Therefore it is difficult for air to flow due to mucus obstructing airways. Pulmonary fibrosis involves diffuse scar tissue in the lung parenchyma, making it difficult to expand (Restrictive).
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