interstitial lung disease

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interstitial lung disease

Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis Pulmonology A group of disorders characterized by scarring of deep lung tissue, leading to SOB and loss of functional alveoli, limiting O2 exchange; ILD is more common in smokers Etiology Inorganic and organic dusts, gases, fumes, vapors, medications, radiation, and certain lung infections, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, coal worker's pneumoconiosis, silicosis, byssinosis, idiopathic
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Interstitial lung disease

About 180 diseases fall into this category of breathing disorders. Injury or foreign substances in the lungs (such as asbestos fibers) as well as infections, cancers, or inherited disorders may cause the diseases. They can lead to breathing or heart failure.
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KEYWORDS: Spirometery; Interstitial pulmonary disease; Hepatitis C; Non-specific impairment of lung function.
However, patients with malignant pulmonary effusion may have substantial interstitial pulmonary disease with low oxygen saturation, which may not be clinically evident (9).
A newly observed interstitial pulmonary disease. JAMA 193:261-265 (1965).
However, a query of the National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System for 4 separate years (1999, 2003, 2004, and 2007) for "other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis" * (which would include IPF) listed as the underlying or contributing cause of death revealed 35 decedents categorized as having worked in the "office of dentists" and 19 categorized as having the occupation "dentist," with proportionate mortality ratios of 1.52 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.05-2.11) and 1.67 (95% CI = 1.01-2.61), respectively (Respiratory Health Division, CDC, unpublished data, 2017).

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