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What is the difference between lung nodule and lung fibrosis?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: A big one

Lung nodule usually refers to a spot on the lung that may be tumor, infection, or scar tissue among others.
Lung fibrosis is diffuse scarring of the lungs usually due to occupational or other exposures, infections or idiopathic - of unknown cause. Work up and treatment are completely different.

In brief: A big one

Lung nodule usually refers to a spot on the lung that may be tumor, infection, or scar tissue among others.
Lung fibrosis is diffuse scarring of the lungs usually due to occupational or other exposures, infections or idiopathic - of unknown cause. Work up and treatment are completely different.
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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Differentterminology

Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant.
Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.

In brief: Differentterminology

Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant.
Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.
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