Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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IPF usually occurs in adults of between 50 and 70 years of age, particularly those with a history of cigarette smoking, and affects more men than women. Treatment to slow down the progression of the disease may include nintedanib or pirfenidone.
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- Raghu, Ganesh; Rochwerg, Bram; Zhang, Yuan; Garcia, Carlos A. Cuello; Azuma, Arata; Behr, Juergen; Brozek, Jan L.; Collard, Harold R. et al. (15 July 2015). "An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An Update of the 2011 Clinical Practice Guideline". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 192 (2): e3–e19. doi:10.1164/rccm.201506-1063ST.