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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Introduction

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Lung fibrosis from unknown causes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is available below.

Symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Deaths

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Diagnostic Tests for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Complications

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Causes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Disease Topics Related To Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Hospitals & Clinics: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Prognosis for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Prognosis for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Poor. Often death within 4-6 years of diagnosis.

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Definitions of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis:

Chronic inflammation and progressive fibrosis of the pulmonary alveolar walls with steady progressive dyspnea; finally, resulting in death from lack of oxygen or right heart failure. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or a subtype of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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