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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Patients suspected of having interstitial lung diseases suspected on chest radiographs.
As our understanding of the natural histories of various interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) has evolved, so has the recognition that certain radiologic patterns are correlated with specific histopathologic patterns in patients with ILDs.
Interstitial lung disease and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: progress and pitfalls.
Influence of anti-TNF therapy on mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis associated interstitial lung disease: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register.
Rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease: associations, prognostic factors and physiological and radiological characteristics - a large multicentre UK study.
(10) These 10 sites were selected according to the higher prevalence of involvement in interstitial lung disease and accessibility by TTUS.
Diagnosis of interstitial lung disease was made on detailed medical history, clinical examination, HRCT chest findings consistent with interstitial lung diseases, serological tests and response to immunosuppressive treatment.
All patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) had their diagnoses confirmed by an immunology/rheumatology specialist, and a total of 50 patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) were observed.
After receiving this tattoo, he gradually developed a typical Gottron rash and interstitial lung disease (ILD) without muscle weakness.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of x-ray chest in interstitial lung disease as confirmed by high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest.
Preliminary data indicates that people with interstitial lung disease (ILD) had twice as much chitin in their airways as non-disease people, however the ILD people did have AMCase activity but no enzyme variants have been investigated to date.

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