Diseases Home > Pulmonary Fibrosis Information

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition characterized by scarring and thickening deep inside the lungs. It is the end result of long-term inflammation and an abnormal buildup of collagen within the supporting structures of the lung (the interstitial tissue). The most common symptoms of this disease include shortness of breath and a dry, hacking cough that will not go away.
While there is no cure, treatments (such as prednisone) are available to reduce inflammation and slow down the progression of the disease.
(For more in-depth information on this topic, click Pulmonary Fibrosis. This article gives a detailed description of what causes it, how it affects lifespan, how your healthcare provider will make a diagnosis, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation




Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.