Diseases Home > The Factors Behind Pulmonary Fibrosis and How It Is Identified
What Causes It?Pulmonary fibrosis is the end result of long-term inflammation and an abnormal build-up of collagen within the supporting structures of the lung (the interstitial tissue).
- Long-term exposure to occupational and/or environmental inhalants, such as organic or inorganic dusts, and a variety of irritative or toxic gases.
- Certain antibiotics or chemotherapy drugs
- Radiation, such as that used to treat breast cancer.
- Collagen vascular diseases, such as: