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Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring throughout the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by many conditions including chronic inflammatory processes, infections, environmental agents, exposure to ionizing radiation, chronic conditions, and certain medications. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, and diminished exercise tolerance. Treatment options are dependent on the type of pulmonary fibrosis; lung transplant and/or medications are optons.

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Terms related to Pulmonary Fibrosis:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • IPF
  • Chronic Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Hamman-Rich Syndrome
  • Diffuse Fibrosing Alveolitis
  • Cryptogenic Fibrosing Alveolitis
  • Usual Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • NISP

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