Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Comorbidities and Complications

Ani Kapoor, MD

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July 13, 2020

Approximately 30% of patients with IPF have comorbid emphysema. The presence of comorbid emphysema does not disqualify patients with IPF for consideration or evaluation for lung transplantation.

Comorbid emphysema is more commonly seen in men with IPF than in women with the disease.

Up to 22% of patients with IPF have comorbid lung cancer, which is slightly lower than the incidence of comorbid emphysema.

Learn more about treatment options for IPF and its comorbidities.

For more information, refer to the Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - An Update of the 2011 Clinical Practice Guideline and the Japanese Guideline for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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