Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
"Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.
|Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibroses
- Pulmonary Fibroses, Idiopathic
- Fibrosing Alveolitis, Cryptogenic
- Usual Interstitial Pneumonia
- Interstitial Pneumonia, Usual
- Interstitial Pneumonias, Usual
- Usual Interstitial Pneumonias
- Interstitial Pneumonitis, Usual
- Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic
- Cryptogenic Fibrosing Alveolitis
- Cryptogenic Fibrosing Alveolitides
- Fibrosing Alveolitides, Cryptogenic
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Familial
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