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Diffuse interstitial lung disease : Treatment

Treatment Treatment depends on the cause of the disease. Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as corticosteroids or drugs that suppress the immune system, are prescribed if an autoimmune disease is causing the problem. If there is no specific treatment for the condition, … Read more

Diffuse interstitial lung disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Shortness of breath is a key symptom of interstitial lung disease. People may breathe faster or need to take deep breaths. At first, shortness of breath is not severe and you may only notice it with exercise, … Read more

Diffuse interstitial lung disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Diffuse interstitial lung disease : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Diffuse parenchymal lung disease, Alveolitis, Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA), Idiopathic pulmonary pneumonitis (IPP) Definition Diffuse interstitial lung disease refers to a group of lung disorders in which the deep lung tissues become inflamed. Overview, Causes, & Risk … Read more