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Mnemonics for remembering causes of lung fibrosis include:

  • upper lobe fibrosis (SCHATE):
    • silicosis & sarcoid
    • coalworkers lung
    • histiocytosis
    • ankylosing spondylitis & ABPA
    • tuberculosis
    • extrinsic allergic alveolitis

  • lower lobe fibrosis (SCARAB):
    • systemic sclerosis
    • cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
    • amiodarone & other drugs:
      • bleomycin
      • busulphan
      • nitrofurantoin
    • rheumatoid arthritis
  • bronchiectasis
General Practice Notebook
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