Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare form of chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown etiology. Global incidence and prevalence of IPF are between 0.09 and 1.30 per 10,000 people, according to Mei and colleagues. IPF is characterized by irreversible loss of lung function due to fibrosis, which leads to symptoms of increasing cough and dyspnea as well as impaired quality of life. Prognosis is poor, with a mean survival time of approximately 4 years without antifibrotic treatment. Newer drug treatments may slow progression of the disease, highlighting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment initiation.
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