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Pulmonary fibrosis - anything that can be done?

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StillRainingInMay Thu 03-Dec-15 10:36:42

Posting for another family member - her MIL has had pneumonia, and is now having a lot of difficulty breathing due to fibrosis, currently being kept in an induced coma to help oxygen uptake. Has anyone had any experience with this (good or bad - I'll filter any information before it gets to her or her husband and be kind)? She may be too old to be considered for a transplant, but I was wondering if the fibrosis itself ever goes down.

Titsalinabumsquash Thu 03-Dec-15 10:46:13

My son has cystic fibrosis and what I understand is no, the thickening and scarring is irreversible, they can treat the inflammation and infection that comes with it though. Sorry to hear about your MIL.

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