7 Important Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis


PF can run in the family.

Approximately 10 to 15 percent of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cases are where there is a family history of the disease, suggesting that some patients have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Research has uncovered a number of genes which may be responsible for pulmonary fibrosis, but more studies are needed to understand how they are involved.

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