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Update on treatment of fibrotic ILD

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Dr Elisabeth Bendstrup, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
NLC 2022
The definition of progressive fibrotic-interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD) has been replaced by the more adequate definition of progressive pulmonary fibrosis (PPF). Antifibrotic therapy has shown to benefit patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)/PPF; and with an increasing number of new treatment modalities currently in the pipeline, outcomes for patients will – hopefully – continue to improve in the future. The ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guidelines have proposed a new definition of PPF which requires at least two of three criteria within the past year without an alternative explanation in a patient with an ILD other than IPF (see Table) [1]. Table: New definition of PPF according to ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guidelines [1] In a patient with ILD of known or unknown aetiology other than IPF who has radiological evidence of pulmonary fibrosis, PPF is defined as ...

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