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Can usual interstitial pneumonia be cured?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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In brief: Interstitial Pneumon

Interstitial pneumonia is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when cause is not known.
Known causes are rhematoid arthritis, syst sclerosis/scleroderma , asbestosis and Nitrofurantoin toxicity.It is rapidly progressive disease and leads to respiratory failure and death.Some patients do well for a while, than they deteriorate rapidly with acute illness.Median survival is 3 to 4 years in most studies.

In brief: Interstitial Pneumon

Interstitial pneumonia is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis when cause is not known.
Known causes are rhematoid arthritis, syst sclerosis/scleroderma , asbestosis and Nitrofurantoin toxicity.It is rapidly progressive disease and leads to respiratory failure and death.Some patients do well for a while, than they deteriorate rapidly with acute illness.Median survival is 3 to 4 years in most studies.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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