Pathogenesis of idiopathic interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

Ultrastruct Pathol. Jul-Aug 1996;20(4):369-71. doi: 10.3109/01913129609016339.

Abstract

The histopathology and ultrastructure of idiopathic interstitial pulmonary fibrosis is described and illustrated. There is evidence that proliferating type II pneumocytes in regenerating alveolar epithelium are implicated in the pathogenesis of this disorder.

MeSH terms

  • Basement Membrane / ultrastructure
  • Endothelium / ultrastructure
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / etiology
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / pathology*