McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Simple Facts

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Coughing and shortness of breath are the only symptoms found in people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive disease caused by scarring of lung tissue. It is idiopathic since the disease is due to an unknown cause. Risks include genetics and environmental factors such as cigarette smoking. These and other topics are presented in the video below.

— Video by Adrienne Lee, Kim Rod, Patrick Rudak, Ria Oommen and Shylendra Mahendran (May 16 2015)