Fast Five Quiz: Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease Presentation and Diagnosis

Zab Mosenifar, MD


April 24, 2023

Retrospective studies have identified risk factors for progression and mortality in PF-ILD, including lower DLCO at baseline. Other risk factors include male sex, older age, lower FVC at baseline, and certain morphologic features, such as a radiologic and/or histologic pattern of UIP.

Egan and colleagues proposed a classification scheme of advanced versus limited disease based on a cutoff value of diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide > 40%.

Learn more about staging PF-ILD.


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