Progress in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Doctor’s Corner #1 Presented by: Doug Kane M.D. FACCP (RRT) Chief Medical Officer Director of Program Development Encore HealthCare Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis) is a chronic progressive fibrotic process involving the lung parenchyma. It is generally not seen before age 40. There is no known unifying cause but risk is increased with cigarette smoking, viral infection, environmental pollution, chronic aspiration, genetic predisposition, and certain drugs. None of these adequately explain this typically fatal … Read more