Early Signs of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


In this Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis video shared in September 2014, Professor Ulrich Costabel from the Department of Pneumology and Allergology at the Ruhrlandklinik in Essen, Germany talks about the early signs of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Find out more about staying healthy when you have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis here. 

Prof. Costabel explains that a persistent dry cough and breathlessness are two of the early signs of IPF, and on examination “velcro-crackles” are heard in a lung auscultation.

What is a lung auscultation? Find out more here. 

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