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[Featured Article] Fibrosing pneumonia – how to diagnose, and how to recognize the etiology?

Fibrosing pneumonias are a group of interstitial lung diseases with a different etiologic background and divergent prognosis. For many years the role of the pathologic diagnosis was disminished which resulted in smaller biopsies and also delay and misenterpretation of diseases. In this review, Helmut H.-Popper argues that tissue analysis in fibrosing pneumonias is still the gold standard in making a diagnosis and also evaluating the etiologic background. 

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Surgical and Experimental Pathology publishes essential research in molecular and cellular pathology, physiopathology, biomarkers of disease mechanisms, clinic-pathological entities and predictive response to therapy, with a special focus on translational approaches. It also brings together research addressing animal models, new and comparative methods, and case collections for specific regions or ethnic groups. The journal explores the pathophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms of human disease, and aims to bridge the gap between molecular investigation and daily practice in surgical pathology.

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Founded in 1954 and headquartered in São Paulo, Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia (SBP - Brazilian Society of Pathology) brings together specialists in pathology. The society is committed to providing professional, technical, and scientific support to its members. For more info, visit the SBP website.

About the Editor-in-Chief

Dr Soares (1)Dr Fernando Augusto Soares is a Full Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Head of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at D'Or Hospitals Network, São Paulo. He received his MD from the Faculty of Medicine at Santos and PhD from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto. He has extensive experience in pathology and is a senior investigator in several grants which have resulted in more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. He is a former president of both the Brazilian Society of Pathology and the Latin American Society of Pathology.

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