Warning ! Is the literature becoming less reliable?


We see a concerning trend of yet undescribed 'drug-induced ILDs', mainly from nonwestern countries where semantic issues may exist (see under PMID 15654720 and 27004571). While a distinct risk may be associated with specific ethnic groups, doubt remains on which diagnostic criteria were used, the validity of data and big data sometimes cannot be checked. In such instances, a '-' will show in the star on right of Pneumotox window. Please do not embark on ILD due to any specific drug/pattern combination too easly, and run a particularly careful and stringent exclusionary dianosis in all cases.