interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

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in·ter·sti·tial pul·mo·nar·y fi·bro·sis

includes both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis associated with connective tissue disease and other known primary diseases.

interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

A lung disorder involving widespread deposition of fine scar tissue fibrosis. This interferes with oxygenation of the blood and with the release of carbon dioxide. The condition may be caused by long-term irritation by chemical fumes or industrial dusts, but is usually of presumed AUTOIMMUNE origin. There is breathlessness, cough, chest pain and FINGER CLUBBING and progressive deterioration. There is no specific treatment for the established condition, short of lung transplantation.
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Goulet had been suffering from interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and was awaiting a lung transplant.
The PA view of the chest showed increased bibasilar densities, which are compatible with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (Figure 1).
In contrast, the percentage of transplants going to patients with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis rose from 31% before the scoring system to 44% by last winter.

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