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University of Michigan Health System

Lungs of an IPF Patient

Caption: This CT scan shows the "honeycomb" pattern of scarring in the lungs of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive disease with few good treatment options. A new study has found that a three-drug combination used worldwide to treat IPF is in fact associated with a high risk of death and hospitalization than placebo.

Credit: University of Michigan Health System

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