smoking-related interstitial lung disease

smoking-related interstitial lung disease

Any of a group of diffuse-lung diseases which are linked to cigarette smoking.

SR-ILDs
Respiratory brochiolitis, respiratory brochiolitis-interstitial lung disease, desquamative interstitial lung disease, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Clinical findings
Dyspnoea, diffuse-lung infiltrates, impaired gas exchange.
References in periodicals archive ?
Respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease is recognized as a smoking-related interstitial lung disease, but is still included as an IIP.
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a smoking-related interstitial lung disease of unknown incidence and prevalence in the smoking population.
Moreover, expressing osteopontin in rat lung resulted in recruitment of immune cells, resulting in symptoms similar to smoking-related interstitial lung diseases.