IPF and Ossification: Who Knew?

IPF and Ossification: Who Knew?

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IPF and Ossification: Who Knew?

After my idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) diagnosis, I was in denial about having the disease. So, I had a video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy in July 2014. The pathologist said my diagnosis was “fibrosing and interstitial pneumonia with foci of organizing pneumonia with both hyalinization and extensive, somewhat dendriform ossification.” Yes, reread that. It said bone/calcium deposits were in my lungs — another sharp turn and dive on the roller coaster. 2014 biopsy findings The pathologist…

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