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5 Facts you should know about

Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP)

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DIP is characterized by extensive alveolar infiltration of macrophages

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Other signs include interstitial inflammation and fibrosis

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The most common age of onset is between 40 to 60 years

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About 90% of cases of DIP are related to cigarette smoking

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Other causes are occupational risk factors or history of use of inhalation drugs of abuse

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