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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
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.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
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.
Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
No: No. They are not the same.

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