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Is intersitial lung disease the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Confusion

Interstitial lung disease (ild) causes lung damage which is referred to as pulmonary fibrosis.
There is a form of ild that is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

In brief: Confusion

Interstitial lung disease (ild) causes lung damage which is referred to as pulmonary fibrosis.
There is a form of ild that is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: NO

Ild is a big box there are many possibilities besides pf see lung doc.

In brief: NO

Ild is a big box there are many possibilities besides pf see lung doc.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Pretty much

These two terms overlap.
There are many different classifications of interstitial lung diseases, some of which are called pulmonary fibrosis and again there are several different kinds. They all have different prognoses, consult your doctor.

In brief: Pretty much

These two terms overlap.
There are many different classifications of interstitial lung diseases, some of which are called pulmonary fibrosis and again there are several different kinds. They all have different prognoses, consult your doctor.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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