SESSION TITLE: Mechanisms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 09:45 AM - 11:15 AM
PURPOSE: Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) are severe events for patients with IPF with unkown etiology and pathogenesis, and are associated with high mortality. We studied changes in the immune function of IPF patients, and involvement of pathogens during AE-IPF episodes.