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Pulmonary Fibrosis

How to Deal and to Treat Parenchymal Fibrosis

07/12/2010

Question:

Good day! I could ask how to deal and to treat the person, that find out with parenchymal fibrosis and posterior segment in his right lung. Hoping for your fast answer. Thank You

Answer:

Parenchymal fibrosis means scar that has developed in the lung tissue. When there is fibrosis just in one part of the lung, the usual cause is a previous infection (for example, pneumonia or tuberculosis). Aspiration (when food, a foreign body, or vomit gets into the lung) is another cause. The condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that is often discussed in this forum is unlikely since that condition usually affects both sides of the lung and affects both the posterior (back) and anterior (front) parts of the lung equally.

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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