Orphan Lung
Edited by
J-F. Cordier
Editor in Chief
T. Welte
Th is book is one in a series of European Respiratory Monographs. Each
individual issue provides a comprehensive overview of one specifi c
clinical area of respiratory health, communicating information about
the most advanced techniques and systems needed to investigate it. It
provides factual and useful scientifi c detail, drawing on specifi c case
studies and looking into the diagnosis and management of individual
patients. Previously published titles in this series are listed at the back of
this Monograph.
Published by European Respiratory
Society ©2011
December 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-013-2
Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-014-9
Print ISSN: 1025-448x
Online ISSN: 2075-6674
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views of the authors, and not necessarily
those of the European Respiratory
Society, editors or publishers.
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