Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ani Kapoor, MD


April 30, 2020

Figure 1. Colored x-ray, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Seven idiopathic interstitial pneumonias are listed in the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society consensus statement. Among them, IPF is the most common. The six other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias listed are nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, acute interstitial pneumonia, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, respiratory bronchiolitis–associated interstitial pneumonia, and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia.

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