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Could pulmonary fibrosis spread from one lung to a health lung?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Both are affected

Normally, in pulmonary fibrosis both lungs are affected at the tissue level.
The x-ray can show one lung more affected than the other. Confusion can occur when a doctor calls an old scar pulmonary fibrosis. In these cases, there should be no further progression of the scarring.

In brief: Both are affected

Normally, in pulmonary fibrosis both lungs are affected at the tissue level.
The x-ray can show one lung more affected than the other. Confusion can occur when a doctor calls an old scar pulmonary fibrosis. In these cases, there should be no further progression of the scarring.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

Pulmonary fibrosis involves both lungs.
There is something else going on if it is in only one lung. Check with your lung doc.

In brief: Yes

Pulmonary fibrosis involves both lungs.
There is something else going on if it is in only one lung. Check with your lung doc.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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