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  • About pulmonary fibrosis

    (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Fibrosis or 'IPF' is a respiratory disease which affects the lungs. ‘Idiopathic’ means that the cause of the disease is sometimes unknown.

  • What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

    (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Fibrosis or 'IPF' is a respiratory disease which affects the lungs. ‘Idiopathic’ means that the cause of the disease is sometimes unknown.

  • Causes and symptoms

    IPF can occur in association with a number of autoimmune or connective tissue diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Systemic Sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome.

  • Diagnosis

    In order to diagnosis your IPF, your hospital doctor will want to ask about your breathing problems, perform an examination and a number of tests.