Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD), or diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) is a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium the tissue and space around the alveoli. It concerns alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, and perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. It may occur when an injury to the lungs triggers an abnormal healing response. Ordinarily, the body generates just the right amount of tissue to repair damage, but in interstitial lung disease, the repair process goes awry and the tissue around the air sacs (alveoli) becomes scarred and thickened. This makes it more difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream. The term Interstitial lung disease is used to distinguish these diseases from obstructive airways diseases.

Interstitial lung diseases can be caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals, certain medications and medical treatments. In most cases, the causes are unknown. Lung damage from many ILDs is irreversible and progressive, meaning it gets worse over time. In some cases, it can be slowed by certain medications. Occasionally, people with Interstitial lung disease will be recommended for lung transplants. Prolonged Interstitial lung disease may result in pulmonary fibrosis, but this is not always the case. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is interstitial lung disease for which no obvious cause can be identified and is associated with typical findings both radiographic and pathologic

  • What are the causes of interstitial lung disease?
  • Diagnosis for Interstitial lung disease
  • what are the treatments for interstitial lung disease?
  • Risk factors for interstitial lung disease
  • Complications for interstitial lung disease

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