Autoantibody status is not associated with change in lung function or survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Affiliation

Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

A proportion of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have autoantibodies directed against intracellular targets. This study aimed to determine the relationship between serologic status, lung function decline and survival.

Keywords

Antibodies,Antinuclear antibody,Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,Interstitial lung diseases,Pulmonary function tests,

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