Epidemiology of interstitial lung disease in Palestine: first national data

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Hasan S. Yamin *
Amro Y. Alastal
Izzedin Bakri
(*) Corresponding Author:
Hasan S. Yamin | dr.h.yamin@gmail.com

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in recent years in understanding the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) across the world, but the amount of information available is still small compared to other respiratory diseases like obstructive lung diseases or lung cancer. In this study we tried to explore the epidemiology of ILD in a virgin area of the world (Palestine), by describing a retrospectively collected cohort of newly diagnosed ILD cases in a single – and the only – Pulmonology center in Palestine over two years.

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