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Is it true that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis hereditary?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some forms are

A few rare forms of ipf have been identified and defective genes identified, but this is not the case for th majority of ipf sufferers.
There may be a heritable genes for the disease, but they have not been identified.

In brief: Some forms are

A few rare forms of ipf have been identified and defective genes identified, but this is not the case for th majority of ipf sufferers.
There may be a heritable genes for the disease, but they have not been identified.
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Dr. Nathaniel Pascual
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There are reports of families with several members with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf), and having a family member with ipf may increase the risk of developing the disease.
The specific genetics are unknown although several gene mutations have been identified that may play a role in the development of ipf and that may increase the risk of developing ipf.

In brief: Possibly

There are reports of families with several members with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf), and having a family member with ipf may increase the risk of developing the disease.
The specific genetics are unknown although several gene mutations have been identified that may play a role in the development of ipf and that may increase the risk of developing ipf.
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