Maya replied to the topic Covid causing pulmonary fibrosis in the forum Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pulmonary Fibrosis 8 months ago
Ground glass opacities usually represent inflammation (and a few other things) whereas true fibrosis is defined by distinct features such as honeycombing, traction bronchiectasis, reticulations. So in your case it seems you have inflammatory changes caused by Covid and they will hopefully decrease. In some patients these changes progress…[Read more]
Maya replied to the topic Is ipf genetic? in the forum Join the Discussion: Welcome to all PF/IPF Patients 8 months ago
I think the understanding is that there is a genetic predisposition to IPF. I think familial IPF provides evidence for this. Research indicates that both genetic predisposition and environmental factors contribute to the risk of IPF and other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
Maya replied to the topic Eperisone in the forum Join the Discussion: Welcome to all PF/IPF Patients 8 months, 1 week ago
Japanese scientists published a research article in early 2022 on the therapeutic effects of eperisone (muscle relaxant) on pulmonary fibrosis, showing that it is more effective in supressing fibroblast activity than current antifibrotic medication (pirfenidone and nintedanib). Eperisone also showed less adverse side effects. The…[Read more]
Maya replied to the topic CT Scan Reads Compatible with Pulmonary Fibrosis in the forum Diagnosis Information and General Questions 8 months, 3 weeks ago
I think your pulmonologist diagnosed you with IPF because your CT scan showed a pattern of UIP (usual interstitial pneumonia) which is associated with IPF. That means that the distribution (subpleural, basal and bilateral) and features (reticulation) of scars point to UIP. I would add, as others already have, that there is absence of…[Read more]
Maya became a registered member 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Welcome to the PF forums Maya, we’re glad you found us.