A recent study published by the European Respiratory Journal based on the Australian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry data looked at the frequency of prolonged…
The cause of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is not known. This is why the disease is called idiopathic, which means “no known cause”. However, scientists and healthcare professionals all over the world are working to better understand the disease.
What we do know is that although it affects people of any age and ethnic background, IPF typically affects middle aged to older people and is more common in men than women. The possible risk factors that contribute to IPF can include:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
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