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Comorbidities

Patients with IPF frequently suffer from other conditions, or comorbidities, at the same time. Common comorbidities include:1,2

  • pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in blood vessels that supply the lungs)
  • gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD; chronic acid reflux)
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; lung disease resulting from the breakdown of lung tissue)
  • obstructive sleep apnoea (repeated pauses in breathing during sleep).

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What are comorbidities?

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References

  1. Raghu G, et al. An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011;183:788–824.
  2. Wells AU, et al. Interstitial lung disease guideline. Thorax 2008;63:v1–v58.

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