Can pulmonary fibrosis be cured?

No and Yes. At this time the only curative intervention for pulmonary fibrosis is lung transplantation. There are no medications that have been proven to cure the disease. Some medicines may help (such as steroids, n-acetylcysteine and pirfenidone) slow the disease however.
Promising treatment. There are many forms of pulmonary fibrosis and in generally the disease is not "curable" but is treatable. IPF, a form of pulmonary fibrosis, is treated with oxygen therapy. There are two new drugs recently FDA approved for treatment (OFEV and ESBRIT) which show promise in delaying disease progression.
No. Unfortunately there is no known effective treatment for pulmonary fibrosis, though many treatments are being studied. At present the disease seems progressive and incurable.
Not usually. Bx proven ipf carries a dismal prognosis. No current ttherapies have prolonged life. Transplant is an option. However pts with fibrosis who are transplanted live a shorter amt of time than COPD lung transplants on average.

Related Questions

What is pulmonary fibrosis? Is there a cure for it?

Pulmonary fibrosis. Just means scarring of the lung tissue. The prognosis will depend on the underlying cause. It is likely treatable, but unlikey that the scarring will resolve completely. Read more...
Depends on the kind . Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. Treatment depends on the kind. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf) has a poor prognosis. Pirfenidone is the only drug approved for ipf in most of the world except the us. Read more...

Are there any treatments to cure idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Unfortunately no. . Unfortunately, there is no real cure. There are still attempts to treat symptoms with bronchodilators, and we will give steroids a try, but overall immunosuppressants don't work. If it gets bad enough, transplant is sometimes an option. Read more...

Id like to know whether stem cell can cure idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Stem cells. Studies with adipose tissue stems cells for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are in progress. We need large scale, multi-centered phase ii and phase iii studies to know its efficacy. Read more...
Not currently. There are no treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Lung transplant results are no great. Numerous drug studies are underway using drugs that slow down or inhilit the fibrotic cascade. Read more...

Does a lung transplant cure pulmonary fibrosis?

Indirectly. It doesn't cure the disease, but replaces one damaged lung for a functioning one. The fibrosis doesn't return to the new lung. Read more...

What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

None unfortunately. So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antigen, steroid treatment may help, but otherwise there is no treatment of benefit. Read more...

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

Scar tissue. The short version is scar tissue caused by inflammation in the lung. There are many different causes and subtypes though making it pretty complicated. Read more...

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

See below. It's a spectrum of diseases that cause a scarring of the lung. There are many causes from not knowing what causes it, to medications, dust exposure, autoimmune diseases, etc. Some of the types of fibrosis are progressive, some aren't. Some respond to treatment and some do not. Read more...

Is pulmonary fibrosis inherited?

Pulmonary fibrosis. While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patients I have come across are the only ones in their family with fibrosis. I have one patient in my practice with several family members with progressive and ultimately fatal fibrosis. She has been evaluated at duke university with a genetic workup. Read more...
Yes, rarely. Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf), if that is what you mean, is rarely inherited and there is a commercially available blood test to screen for it as well. Read more...