Mnemonic for Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Remember the causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis using the mnemonic SCAR.

Do note that the individual causes for upper lobe and lower lobe pulmonary fibrosis are different.


Upper lobe:

  • Silicosis/ Sarcoidosis
  • Coal worker pneumonconiosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Radiation

Lower lobe:

  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
  • Asbetosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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