Why Pulmonary Fibrosis is Often Misdiagnosed

In this video from Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis shared in September 2014, Professor Vincent Cottin from the National Reference Center for Rare Pulmonary Diseases in Lyon, France talks about how difficult it is to diagnose idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and how often it’s misdiagnosed.

Find out more about the importance of early diagnosis for pulmonary fibrosis.

Cottin explains that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is difficult to diagnose unless the doctor examining the patient is very experienced in dealing with interstitial lung diseases and can identify the difference in symptoms between them. He discusses how a doctor would need to ask questions about specific symptoms which occur in patients who have connective tissue diseases.

Find out about the lung function tests used to diagnose pulmonary fibrosis. 

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