Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis.

What is the difference between Interstitial Lung Disease & Pulmonary Fibrosis? Is one more serious than the other? I thought both were similar, but was told differently. Thank you :)

Annie

Edited May 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

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Annie check out this PHA association this is a really good website. Sam


http://www.phassociation.org/Message_Boards/index.asp?action=login

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I have fibrosis. There is a coalition for pulmonary fibrosis web site that explains a lot. Interstitial lung disease is a type of pulmonary fibrosis.

As an aside, if you are refering to fibrosis associated with Scleroderma, that is a bit different also. It is much more volatile and unpredictable. Scleroderma lung can suddenly stop progressing, or it can be rapid. Usual Fibrosis has a more predictable course.

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Ilene64, Thank you! :)

Annie

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Sam, Thank you for providing the websites. Lots of information. I hope you're having a nice day.

Annie

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