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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Fibrocystic pulmonary dysplasia
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Fibrosing alveolitis, cryptogenic
  • Hamman-Rich disease
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  • My wife was recently diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She is being treated with N-Acetylcysteine, an anti-oxidant supplement.  Is there a newer therapy or treatment for this condition? Click here for answer