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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis



Is Pulmonary Fibrosis an autoimmune disease or does it sometimes seem to appear in correlation with one? Thanks for any help.


The cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown and therefore is not classified as an autoimmune disease. Pulmonary fibrosis can be associated with some connective tissue diseases like polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Ruthann   Kennedy, CNP Ruthann Kennedy, CNP
Clinical Practice Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University