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Definition

A lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, radiographically evident diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis on biopsy. In some cases, the disorder can be rapidly progressive and characterized by sequential acute lung injury with subsequent scarring and end-stage lung disease.

Acronym

IPF

Synonyms

Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia
Fibrosing alveolitis cryptogenic
Hamman-Rich disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis familial
Interstitial pneumonitis usual
UIP

 
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