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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the life expectancy for an 80 year old woman diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis? she was diagnosed around a month ago and is now bed bound.

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Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Prognosis: The combination of pulmonary fibrosis and being bed bound is not favorable. Exactly how that translates to life expectancy is unknown. The patient or her advocate should discuss her prognosis with her physician as the doctor will have the best answer for you.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2017

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