Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

About IPF research

Reliable, up-to-date information about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) research can sometimes be hard to find.

The field is changing rapidly and new information and guidelines are coming out all the time. When you’re looking for specific information about IPF, it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve asked an IPF researcher to give you an overview of current findings and knowledge about this condition.

We’ve included links for further reading. These links may be to specialist literature and use specialist language. Many of these journals are only available for paid members. But your local library might be able to get you access.

We reviewed this information in February 2016. New research is always being reported, so there may have been changes since. It doesn’t replace your health care professional’s advice.

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Last medically reviewed: February 2016. Due for review: February 2018

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.