Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ani Kapoor, MD; Zab Mosenifar, MD


February 24, 2023

Figure 1. Colored radiograph, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common form of IIP, accounting for approximately 20%-50% of all cases of interstitial lung disease. The classification system used to categorize IIPs are based on clinical, histopathologic, or radiologic parameters. Although IIPs share similar clinical presentations and demonstrate substantial overlap on imaging, it is important to make a specific diagnosis for appropriate disease management and prognosis.

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