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 distinc risk may be associated with specific ethnic groups, doubts remain on which diagnostic criteria were used, validity of big data that cannot be checked, and how studies were reviewed in journals with low IF. In such instances, a ''-' will shows in the star on right in your Pneumotox window. Please do not embark on ILD due to any specific drug/pattern combination too easly, and run a particularly careful exclusionary dianosis in such cases.