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  Oct 17, 2018

Types of Fibrosis

The term fibrosis refers to the formation of fibrous tissue that may or may not be associated with tissue healing.

Some of the different types of fibrosis include the following:

Lung fibrosis or pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis may occur as a result of long standing infections such as tuberculosisor pneumonia. The condition can also be caused by exposure to occupational hazards such as coal dust or the genetic condition cystic fibrosis.

Liver fibrosis

Cirrhosis refers to the scar tissue and nodules that replace liver tissue and disrupt liver function. The condition is usually caused by alcoholism,