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IPF is a commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed lung disorder. There is no known cause or cure and two thirds die within five years of diagnosis. Approx. 83 000 Americans suffer from the disease currently and 31 000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Research suggests that more than 55% may initially be misdiagnosed.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
About: More than half of IPF sufferers misdiagnosed
Date: 19 May 2004
Source: Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
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