Learn about Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis

Familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) is when multiple members of a family have a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Therefore, unaffected members of the family may be at increased risk for developing symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis.


Clinical Trials: Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Study

FPF StudyNational Jewish Health has teamed with Duke University and Vanderbilt University to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis. 

This research seeks to identify a group of genes that predispose individuals to develop pulmonary fibrosis.

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How FPF is Inherited

Genetics of FPFFPF is considered a complex disease.  This means a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental triggers contribute to an individual developing pulmonary fibrosis. 

A board certified genetic counselor is available to discuss your personal genetic risks regarding FPF with you.   

Learn more about the genetics of FPF and the genetic counseling process.


Therapies for Pulmonary Fibrosis

While there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis, there are some therapiesthat may help manage the complications of the disease.