Tuesday, 7 September 2010

MRCP revision battle 4.4: Lung fibrosis

You may need to be able to come up with a list of differentials for lung fibrosis... my way of remembering it is C BAR TAPS (mainly because at some point in the revision process I always get an urge to visit a drinking establishment and 'see' the bar taps, and possibly even purchase something from them...)

  • Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
  • Bleomycin
  • Amiodarone
  • Radiation/rheumatological disease (=RA and SLE)
  • TB
  • Asbestosis
  • Paraquat/pigeon breeders lung
  • Sarcoid/siliosis

And finally for today, battle 4.5...