A 21-year-old member asked:
is pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS answered
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease transmitted by the parents to their kids. Pulmonary fibrosis is not the same thing. It is not well known what causes pulmonary (lung) fibrosis.
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dr. Dennis Clifford answered
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease causing abnormal functioning of the mucus glands in the lung and leading to recurrent infections. Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease of progressive scarring causing loss of alveolar units that can have a variety of causes.
Answered on Jul 18, 2015
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