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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis

07/06/2009

Question:

hii dr. i just wanted to know the difference btween parenchymal pulmonary fibrosis..and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. about the site of the lesion &the pathology .. & do they lead to the same symptoms? thanks alot

Answer:

These terms are more or less equivilent and most commonly cause shortness of breath and/or cough. They refer to scar that builds up in the lung tissue itself (as opposed to the lining of the lung, called the pleura).

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Response by:

James N Allen, Jr, MD James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University