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Home > Patients & Visitors > Diseases & Conditions > Throat & Chest > Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang 
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay 
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee 
  • Dr Khoo See Meng 
  • Dr Jason Phua 
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

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Definition

This disorder usually affects older people and involves scarring and degeneration of the lungs. Patients experience progressive shortness of breath and dry cough. Chest x-rays and scans of the lungs typically show scarring.

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Treatment and drugs

Treatment is focused on symptomatic relief and supportive measures such as oxygen and antibiotics where necessary.

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