Idiopathic interstitial fibrosis

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Idiopathic interstitial fibrosis --> usual interstitial pneumonia of liebow

a progressive inflammatory condition starting with diffuse alveolar damage and resulting in fibrosis and honeycombing over a variable time period; also a common feature of collagen-vascular diseases.

Synonym: fibrosing alveolitis, Hamman-Rich syndrome, idiopathic interstitial fibrosis.