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COPD Pathway - Restrictive

Common causes of a restrictive spirometric pattern:

  • Parenchymal lung disease: pulmonary fibrosis / interstitial lung disease
  • Neuro-muscular disease
  • Morbid obesity
  • Pleural disorders
  • Miscellaneous including heart failure and pneumonia
  • "Pseudo-restriction": Full lung function test does not confirm the spirometric restrictive defect

poor spirometry technique can also give a restrictive picture.

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Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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