Is Pulmonary Fibrosis Hereditary?

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Definition

Diffuse interstitial lung disease refers to a group of lung disorders in which the deep lung tissues become inflamed.


Alternative Names

Diffuse parenchymal lung disease; Alveolitis; Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA); Idiopathic pulmonary pneumonitis (IPP)


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The lungs contain tiny air sacs (alveoli), which is where oxygen is absorbed. These air sacs open up or expand with each breath.

The tissue around these air sacs is called the interstitium. In...

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