What are the potential complications of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Potential complications of DPLDs include the following:

  • Progressive respiratory failure
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchogenic carcinoma

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