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Pulmonary fibrosis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Pulmonary or interstitial fibrosis is a descriptive term given when there is an excess of fibrotic tissue in the lung. It can occur in a wide range of clinical settings 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.

Fibrosis in the lung is a process that occurs in the interstitium. Pulmonary fibrosis can be localized, segmental, lobar, or affect the entirety of the lung(s). Among the many conditions associated with pulmonary fibrosis are:

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

Article information

rID: 22678
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
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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Cases and figures

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  • Case 3: pulmonary fibrosis - early
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  • Case 4: pulmonary fibrosis - severe
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  • Case 5: end-stage sarcoidosis
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  • Case 6: moderate
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