Characterized by fibrosis of the lung parenchyma
Chest CT shows reticular pattern and honeycombing, with subpleural and lower lobe predominance.
Lung biopsy shows “usual interstitial p...
Slowly progressive dyspnea
Dry nonproductive cough
Fine inspiratory bibasilar crackles
Coal worker pneum...
Pulmonary rehabilitation (1)[C]
Consider treating for GERD, even if asymptomatic (1)[B].
Consider lung transplant evaluation.
Supplemental oxygen, if needed ...
Baddini-Martinez J, Baldi BG, Costa CH, et al. Update on diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. J Bras Pneumol. 2015;41(5):454–466. [View Abstract on OvidM...
J84.10 Pulmonary fibrosis, unspecified
J84.112 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
515 Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis
516.31 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
51615001 Fibrosis of lung (di...
Pulmonary fibrosis can usually be diagnosed based on characteristic chest CT findings, which include a reticular pattern, traction bronchiectasis, and honeycombing with a peripheral an...
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