Explaining Differential Diagnoses in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

In this short video from Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis shared in September 2014, Professor Vincent Cottin from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France, talks about diseases which can often be confused with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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Cottin explains that patients often present with symptoms similar to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) but if they are under the age of 50, they often have non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NCIP) instead. He talks about the links between connective tissue diseases and IPF, and at what age a person is more likely to be diagnosed with IPF over other lung diseases.

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