idiopathic%20pulmonary%20fibrosis
IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the progressive parenchymal scarring & loss of pulmonary function due to unidentifiable cause of lung injury.

It is a specific form of chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia with the histopathologic characteristics of usual interstitial pneumonia.

Approximately 5% of patients are asymptomatic. Common signs and symptoms are exertional dyspnea, nonproductive cough, finger clubbing and bilateral inspiratory crackles.

Digital Edition
Asia's trusted medical magazine for healthcare professionals. Get your MIMS Respirology - Malaysia digital copy today!
Sign In To Download
Editor's Recommendations
Most Read Articles
02 May 2019
Blood stream infections commonly occur in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a recent study has found.