• Adele Friedman

    February 15, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    IPF does NOT include fibrosis with a known cause, such as an autoimmune disease. I think Covid-induced worsening of fibrosis is just one example of an infection worsening existing PF. It also doesn’t seem right to call Covid-induced PF “I”PF, because it isn’t idiopathic. Covid caused it. However, there could be people who had undiagnosed fibrosis and then got Covid and worsened. I guess the only way to know for sure exactly how much PF Covid caused is if one had HRCT or other imaging shortly before Covid and then soon after

  • Donna

    February 27, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    I had COVID and Pneumonia and once over when I had the next CT my PF had worsened hard to say which had the most effect or both did on my lungs

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