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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute interstitial pneumonia
  • Acute interstitial pneumonitis
  • CFA
  • Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
  • Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Your Questions Answered


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  • I have been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. There is no cure. The only prognosis I have found on the internet is 3 - 5 years of life after first diagnosis. Yet I read on blogs that many live longer without a lung transplant. Do you have more info? Click here for answer

  • My wife was recently diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She is being treated with N-Acetylcysteine, an anti-oxidant supplement.  Is there a newer therapy or treatment for this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute interstitial pneumonia
  • Acute interstitial pneumonitis
  • CFA
  • Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis
  • Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.