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
Note: poor spirometry technique can also give a restrictive picture.
Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016
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