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Can pulmonary fibrosis be cured?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
No cure.......even with lung transplant.
Dr. Nguyen-steve Vu
Critical Care
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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