fibrosis

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Related to Hamman-Rich syndrome: acute interstitial pneumonitis

fibrosis

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing

fibrosis

[fī′brō·səs]
(medicine)
Growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ or part in excess of that naturally present.
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Acute interstitial pneumonia (Hamman-Rich syndrome) is an idiopathic, rapidly progressive, and often a lethal form of interstitial lung disease.