Table 2

Signs and symptoms in the 1 year prior to IPF diagnosis (n=462)

Signs and symptomN (%)
Dyspnoea225 (48.7)
Cough*189 (40.9)
Fatigue or malaise22 (4.8)
Weight loss19 (4.1)
Crackles14 (3.0)
Loss of appetite13 (2.8)
Clubbed fingers2 (0.4)
Symptom combinationsn (%)
Cough and dyspnoea108 (23.4)
Dyspnoea without cough117 (25.3)
Cough without dyspnoea81 (17.5)
  • *Of which 25 were ‘dry cough’.

  • IPF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.