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

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Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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