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I have not heard this. I believe the "I" in IPF stands for "unknown cause".
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I stands for Interstitial. There fore a known cause that we really don't know much about. I have IPF along with several other interstitial diseases (liver, thyroid,ra) which they believe is caused by the inflamation over 40 yrs of untreated RA. Of course they is no known cure for any of them.
ignore my last post. I forgot it meant idiopathic.
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