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New Guideline Aids in Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

New Guideline Aids in Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new international guideline has been developed to help physicians diagnosis idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and often fatal lung disease whose cause is unknown. IPF is the most common and deadly form of a group of more than 200 conditions known broadly as interstitial lung disease. Most often, IPF is diagnosed in adults over age 60 and more often in men than women. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a dry cough and low oxygen levels. The median survival is three to five years after the diagnosis.

CriticalCare.news
September 1, 2018

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