Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) represent a broad range of acute and chronic lung disorders. The pathology may display varying degrees of pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis, leading ultimately to end-stage lung disease. ILDs are classified under the larger designation of diffuse parenchymal lung disease, which includes disorders from known causes (occupational and environmental exposures, as well as progressive infections), and unknown causes (sarcoidosis, lymphangi-oleiomyomatosis, pulmonary histiocytosis X, eosinophilic pneumonia, idiopathic interstitial lung diseases). The idiopathic ILDs have been subclassified by the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society (2002) into the following clinicopathologic entities, in order of relative frequency: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP), respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD), desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP), and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP).

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