Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease isolated to the lung. IPF is a type of interstitial lung disease, which is a group of 200 diseases with similar symptoms but different causes. Symptoms of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develops gradually and may not be noticed until the disease is well-established. IPF affects each person differently and the disease progresses at varying rates and it primarily involves the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs) and does not affect the airways or blood vessels directly.