Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evolving concepts.

  title={Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evolving concepts.},
  author={Jay H Ryu and Teng Moua and Craig E. Daniels and Thomas E. Hartman and Eunhee Yi and James P. Utz and Andrew H. Limper},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={89 8},
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) occurs predominantly in middle-aged and older adults and accounts for 20% to 30% of interstitial lung diseases. It is usually progressive, resulting in respiratory failure and death. Diagnostic criteria for IPF have evolved over the years, and IPF is currently defined as a disease characterized by the histopathologic pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia occurring in the absence of an identifiable cause of lung injury. Understanding of the pathogenesis of… CONTINUE READING
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