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Interstitial lung disease

Also known as ILD

Interstitial lung disease (ILD), also known as diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD), refers to a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs). It concerns alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with interstitial lung disease, 86% report having cough, 73% report having fever, and 67% report having nasal congestion. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of interstitial lung disease are sleepiness, although you may still have interstitial lung disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with interstitial lung disease often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), nebulizer therapy, excision, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, influenzavirus antibody assay, other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy and other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with interstitial lung disease include erythromycin, budesonide, palivizumab (synagis), brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine, fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine, codeine / promethazine, chamomile, liraglutide (victoza), ciclesonide (omnaris), acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine and estrogens, esterified (usp) / methyltestosterone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for interstitial lung disease include race/ethnicity = other, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
3.0x
1-4 years
3.3x
5-14 years
2.4x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
2.2x
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