Vol. 1 No. 2 (2022): infermieristica journal: we never stop

A case report on pulmonary fibro-emphysema: an incorrectly framed case

Marco Umberto Scaramozzino
Tirrenia Hospital Servizio di Endoscopia toracica Belvedere Marittimo(CS)
Giovanni Sapone
Head of Nursing Department of Cardiology Polyclinic M.d.c. Reggio Calabria (RC), Italy
Department of General Internal Medicine, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, The United Kingdom
Attilio Fulgido
Pulmonologist O.U. Internal Medicine P.O. Tiberio Evoli Melito Porto Salvo (RC)

Published 2023-01-18


  • COPD,
  • Spirometry,
  • Therapy


This case report describes the combination of pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) as a possible new addition to the growing list of smoking-related lung diseases, which are characterised by the coexistence of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) or non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) with emphysema in tobacco smokers. 


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