Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 19th, 1995
The persistence of chronic inflammation is commonly associated with progression to tissue fibrosis and permanent organ damage. This is a special problem in the lungs, where it may occur in many interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis and untreated tuberculosis.
Pulmonary tuberculosis serves as a human disease model of chronic inflammation progressing to lung fibrosis, in which the pathogen and...
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