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Is pulmonary fibrosis genetic?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Some are
Some families have multiple members who develop pulmonary fibrosis although sporadic cases are more common.
The exact genetic inheritance is unknown.

In brief: Some are
Some families have multiple members who develop pulmonary fibrosis although sporadic cases are more common.
The exact genetic inheritance is unknown.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In some casea
There are genetic forms of pulmonary fibrosis, familial pulmonary fibrosis, though most cases are though to be idiopathic (unknown causes), though considerable work is being done to identify genetic and other causes.

In brief: In some casea
There are genetic forms of pulmonary fibrosis, familial pulmonary fibrosis, though most cases are though to be idiopathic (unknown causes), though considerable work is being done to identify genetic and other causes.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Small number of them
There is a genetic form of ipf.
If more than one relative in your family has ild, then it may be beneficial to have a geneticist talk to you and your family prior to doing the test.

In brief: Small number of them
There is a genetic form of ipf.
If more than one relative in your family has ild, then it may be beneficial to have a geneticist talk to you and your family prior to doing the test.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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