Table 1. Awareness of clinical features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Be aware of IPF when assessing a patient with the clinical features listed below and when considering requesting a chest radiograph or referring to a specialist:
    Age >50 years
    Persistent breathlessness on exertion
    Persistent cough
    Bilateral inspiratory crackles when listening to the chest
    Clubbing of the fingers
    Normal spirometry or impaired spirometry, usually with a restrictive pattern
  • Information from [14].