Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Friday April 6, 2018

Question- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a form of chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause. IPF is associated with histopathologic and radiologic patterns of usual interstitial pneumonia in the absence of other known causes of interstitial lung disease and is characterized by unexplained slowly progressive dyspnea that can be accompanied by a nonproductive cough. The estimated median survival after diagnosis for IPF is 3–5 years. What are the possible etiologies of this disorder?

 

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