What Is Fibrosis?

By amanda
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  • 1. Wynn, T.A. “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Fibrosis.” Journal of Pathology vol. 214, 2 (2008): 199-210. doi: 1002/path.2277
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4. What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The severity of symptoms may vary widely among individuals. Onset can be rapid, or it can progress slowly over time. Shortness of breath is the primary symptom and often the first one people recognize. Acute shortness of breath may result in the need for a mechanical ventilator.

Many person’s with pulmonary fibrosis exhibit a dry cough and find they are easily fatigued even when performing simple tasks. Aching muscles and joints are common. Some people with the disease experience unexplained weight loss and a widening and rounding of the ends of fingers and toes.


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