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What is the progression of interstitial lung disease ?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Treat cause

Interstitial lung disease (ild) has many possible causes and some do not progress.
For example inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, and infectious causes can often be treated if the offending agent is identified, exposure is stopped and appropriate treatment started. Autoimmune disease causes can be treated. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, or unknown causes may progress more rapidly.

In brief: Treat cause

Interstitial lung disease (ild) has many possible causes and some do not progress.
For example inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, and infectious causes can often be treated if the offending agent is identified, exposure is stopped and appropriate treatment started. Autoimmune disease causes can be treated. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, or unknown causes may progress more rapidly.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Depends on type

There are several types of interstitial lung disease and the prognosis and rate of progression of lung disease depend on the type of disorder causing it.
Most of them are chronic slow to progress and may take years before significant impairment of functional status occurs. Talk to a lung specialist to get more information about your case and its prognosis.

In brief: Depends on type

There are several types of interstitial lung disease and the prognosis and rate of progression of lung disease depend on the type of disorder causing it.
Most of them are chronic slow to progress and may take years before significant impairment of functional status occurs. Talk to a lung specialist to get more information about your case and its prognosis.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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