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Life expectancy after pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed?
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Varible
Survival for hamman -rich fibrosis is < 6 mo.
Age at onset of disease is a factor . Older pts progress more slowly. A lung biopsy is crucial in younger pts as it can prove prognostic info.Also if nsip is found this portends a good survival.

In brief: Varible
Survival for hamman -rich fibrosis is < 6 mo.
Age at onset of disease is a factor . Older pts progress more slowly. A lung biopsy is crucial in younger pts as it can prove prognostic info.Also if nsip is found this portends a good survival.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Depends on the kind
Prognosis depends on the kind of pulmonary fibrosis.
In case of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf), the average survival after diagnosis is 3-5 yrs.

In brief: Depends on the kind
Prognosis depends on the kind of pulmonary fibrosis.
In case of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf), the average survival after diagnosis is 3-5 yrs.
Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
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