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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

"Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 114 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2013 and 2015
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.