[Mneumonic] Causes of lung fibrosis

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Ddx of Apical Lung Fibrosis

BREAST CLAP (pretty sure men won't forget about this)

Caused by inhalants (predominantly apical)/rheumatoid dx (predominantly basal)/* exceptions

Berylliosis
Radiation
Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (EAA)
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
Sarcoidosis/ silicosis
Tuberculosis

Coal Workers pneumoconiosis/ cystic fibrosis*
Langahans Cell histiocytosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis*
Psoriasis*





DDx of Basal Lung Fibrosis

DR CIA 

inhalants (predominantly apical)/rheumatoid dx (predominantly basal)/* exceptions

Drugs (AMEN: Amiodarone, Methotrexate, Ergot-derivatives, Nitrofurantoin)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Connective Tissue Disease (eg: systemic sclerosis)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Asbestosis




Drugs which can cause lung fibrosis.
Busulphan, bleomycin and methotrexate (cytotoxic agents),
Amiodarone, azathioprine, antibiotics (nitrofurantoin, sulfasalazine), penicillamine, gold, phenytoin.


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