Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ani Kapoor, MD


April 30, 2020

OSA is under-recognized in patients with IPF. During patient evaluation, clinicians should be vigilant about determining historical clues that may suggest the presence of OSA.

The clinical symptoms of IPF are nonspecific and common to a variety of pulmonary and cardiac diseases. Most patients with IPF experience symptoms for 1-2 years prior to diagnosis.

Associated systemic symptoms are rare but can occur. These may include unexplained weight loss, low-grade fever, fatigue, arthralgias, or myalgias.

Data suggest IPF is more prevalent in men than in women.

Learn more about the symptoms and etiology of IPF.


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