Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD)
Exposure-Related ...

Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD)

Exposure-Related ILD (a.k.a. extrinsic allergic alveolitis): 

 • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Farmer's lung, Bird fanciers' lung, (Many others...)

 • Pneumoconioses (i.e. ILD caused by inhalation of inorganic substances): Coal (coal workers' lung), Asbestos (asbestosis), Silica (silicosis), Beryllium (berylliosis)

 • Radiation pneumonitis

 • Medication-induced ILD: Amiodarone, Nitrofurantoin, Methotrexate

ILD Secondary to Connective Tissue Disease:

 • Systemic sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Mixed connective tissue disease, Polymyositis-dermatomyositis, Lupus

Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias:

 • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), Respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD), Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP), Acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP)

Other ILDs: 

 • Sarcoidosis

 • Vasculitis: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (a.k.a. Churg Strauss syndrome)

 • Eosinophilic pneumonia: Acute, Chronic

 • Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

- Dr. Eric Strong @DrEricStrong - Strong Medicine

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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