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The conditions that cause it, how it is diagnosed and the associated symptoms.
The term pulmonary fibrosis is used to describe a build-up of scar tissue in the lung; it is associated with a larger group of lung diseases called Interstitial Lung Disease. For someone with pulmonary fibrosis, the lungs become scarred, thickened and stiff, and breathing can become difficult. It is progressive, which means that it becomes worse over time.
The development of pulmonary fibrosis has many different causes and can affect people differently. Visit some of the links below to learn more.