Associated Conditions for Pulmonary fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis as a risk factor:
Another type of associated condition is one for which Pulmonary fibrosis
is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Pulmonary fibrosis is listed as a risk
About associated conditions for Pulmonary fibrosis:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Pulmonary fibrosis,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Pulmonary fibrosis,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Pulmonary fibrosis.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
for Pulmonary fibrosis.
People with Pulmonary fibrosis may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Pulmonary fibrosis
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.