7 doctors weighed in:

Is pulmonary fibrosis contagious?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Short answer, no.

In brief: No

Short answer, no.
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

No, pulmonary fibrosis in general terms is idiopathic and can not be caught by other people.
There are genetic factors that can predispose people to develope pulmonary fibrosis. Also enviormental factors may play a role but this is still being explored and researched.

In brief: No

No, pulmonary fibrosis in general terms is idiopathic and can not be caught by other people.
There are genetic factors that can predispose people to develope pulmonary fibrosis. Also enviormental factors may play a role but this is still being explored and researched.
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Although all the causes of pulmonary fibrosis are not known, infectious agents are not thought to be possible causes, so it is not contagious.

In brief: No

Although all the causes of pulmonary fibrosis are not known, infectious agents are not thought to be possible causes, so it is not contagious.
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