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REMON RAMIREZ, Leticia; UVIDIA CEPEDA, Galo  and  CASTRO HAYES, Orlando Jesús. Idiopathic lung fibrosis in an adult Ecuadorian from Riobamba province. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.67-72. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 52 years patient is presented, exposed to the ashes of Tungurahua volcano in eruption, who went to the Community Family Medicine Department of the Canton Guano, Ecuadorian province of Riobamba, for presenting productive cough in the morning, mucoid of yellowish white coloration, bad general state, evening fever, appetite and weight loss. According to the radiographic and topographic results, he had suggestive signs of lung tuberculosis; direct BAAR sputa and negative cultures. The pathological findings allowed to confirm the diagnosis of idiopathic lung fibrosis

Keywords : lung fibrosis; lung tuberculosis; chronic lung heart; Ecuador.

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