Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a descriptive term given when there is excess of fibrotic tissue in lung. It can occur in wide range of clinical setting and can be precipitated by a multitude of causes. The term should not be confused with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a progressive fibrotic lung disease.

Pulmonary fibrosis can be localised, affect a segment, a lobe or the entirety of the lung(s).

Fibrosis in the lung is a process that occurs in the interstitium. It is therefore also termed interstitial fibrosis.

Among the many conditions associated with pulmonary fibrosis are:

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There are many features that can imply underlying pulmonary fibrosis,  these include:

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Article information

rID: 22678
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Interstitial fibrosis
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Fibrosis of the lung
  • Fibrosis of lungs
  • Fibrosis of lung
  • Fibrosis of the lungs
  • Scarring of the lung
  • Scarring of the lungs
  • Scarring of lung
  • Interstitial fibrosis - lung
  • Fibrosing lung disease

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