Mondo Description Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a nonneoplastic pulmonary disease that is characterized by the formation of scar tissue within the lungs in the absence of any known cause.
Uniprot Description A lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, radiographically evident diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis on biopsy. In some cases, the disorder can be rapidly progressive and characterized by sequential acute lung injury with subsequent scarring and end-stage lung disease.
Disease Ontology Description An idiopathic interstitial pneumonia which is a distinctive type of chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia with thick scarring in the lung creating a honeycomb appearance. The main symptoms start insidiously as shortness of breath on exertion, cough, and diminished stamina. Other common complaints include weight loss and fatigue. The level of oxygen in the blood decreases, and the skin may take on a bluish tinge (called cyanosis) and the ends of the fingers may become thick or club-shape. In most people, symptoms worsen over a period ranging from about 6 months to several years.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0008345: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis