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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF is a progressive lung disease. There is no known cause of IPF. Symptoms include:

Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is directed at managing the signs and symptoms of the disease. The prognosis and life expectancy of idiopathic fibrosis is poor.

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Terms related to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF):

  • Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic