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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Diffuse Pulmonary Fibrosis

05/05/2010

Question:

hello how i can help woman 72 years with diffuse pulmonary fibrosis(advanced stage) since 2006 after tuberculosis in2004 ,she now on oxygen 3 lit/min-24 hours,she cant walk 2 meters from dyspenea ,she had never take carticoids , she hasnt another diseases(controlled arterial pressure) can she now begin take prednisone or not ?which dose? and how long?and what about lung transplantation? thanks best regards

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, we try to answer general questions from consumers about health but cannot diagnose or recommend treatment. You appear to have some very specific questions which can only be answered properly by a physician who is familiar with her medical history, physical exam, and test results. Often, a physician specializing in pulmonary medicine can assist with these types of questions.

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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