Vigilance for Velcro crackles needed to avoid diagnostic delay in ILD

Respiratory physicians have called for doctors to do better in diagnosing ILD at an earlier stage – by bringing out the stethoscope to listen for Velcro-type crackles. Writing in an editorial in Respirology, Dr Margaret Wilsher and Professor Lutz Beckert of Auckland University said delays in diagnosis of ILD meant patients had lost physiological reserve ...

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