Simple Facts About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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In this Demystifying Medicine video from McMaster University, learn more about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a scleroderma-related condition that currently has no known cause.

Back in February, researchers presented a study investigating the therapeutic effect of the monoclonal antibody CM-101 in animal models of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, pulmonary disease is an important component of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Approximately 80% of patients with SSc have some evidence of pulmonary disease.

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, while there is no proven cure for scleroderma, much can be done to prevent, minimize or alleviate its effects and symptoms. 

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