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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Subpleural honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis are present on high-resolution CT in a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Findings inconsistent with IPF, such as nodules, are absent. These CT findings are virtually diagnostic of IPF if clinical findings are compatible.

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