Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a type of lung disease that results in scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs for an unknown reason. Over time, the scarring gets worse and it becomes hard to take in a deep breath and the lungs cannot take in enough oxygen. IPF is a form of interstitial lung disease, primarily involving the interstitial (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs), and not directly affecting the airways or blood vessels. There are many other kinds of interstitial lung disease that can also cause inflammation and/or fibrosis, and these are treated differently.
- Track 1-1 Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
- Track 2-2 Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
- Track 3-3 Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
- Track 4-4 Sarcoidosis