Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is often misdiagnosed because it shares some similarities with other lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

Learn more with the help of three infographics. Compare and contrast the symptoms and risk factors of these conditions. Also learn how IPF is treated.

An “idiopathic” disease is a disease where its cause or origin is unknown. Certain people have an increased risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Share on Pinterest
Infographic by Maya Chastain