Reason for high fever in interstitial lung disease patients?

Multiple. Infection should be ruled out first. If you are having repeated fevers, without infections, which resolve without any intervention an autoimmune cause of ild should be looked into.

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What is the best way to deal with a patient with interstitial lung disease?

Depends on the cause. Interstitial lung disease is not one problem, it's many problems with numerous causes. When you know the cause the best thing to do is treat the underlying cause, but when the cause is unknown it's referred to as "idiopathic". Idiopathic interstitial lung diseases are often incurable, and in particular idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has no treatment. Many are referred for lung transplantation. Read more...

My dr says I have acute interstitial lung disease and wants to do a pulmonary function test and high resolution CT scan. What does all of this mean?

Not simple pneumonia. For a simple pneumonia, the initial x-rays can provide classical features and the doc can send you on your way with simple treatment. Interstitial lung disease requires a more involved evaluation because the potential causes are quite diverse. Differentiating a simple transient from a long term issue is important to identify a cause and course of treatment. Read more...
ILD. Ild 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. The term ild is used to distinguish these diseases from obstructive airways diseases such as emphysema (COPD) and athma like conditions. Get DX and tx. Read more...
Workup and Mgt. An acute interstitial disease is often related to infection of the lung or a reaction to inhaled substances. I would recommend that since you are being treated for allergies, that you also include a pre and post bronchodilator spirometry. The HRCT will be helpful in identifying structural abnormalities of the lung. If you have crackles on examination, a workup for Hypersen. pneumonitis may be done. Read more...

What are the symptoms associated with interstitial lung disease?

Variety. Mainly breathlessness (shortness of breath with exertion/activity). Some patients can also develop swelling of their fingernails known as clubbing (see photo). Read more...

Does anyone know just wha bilaterial interstitial lung disease is?

Lung scarring. Interstitial lung disease comprises several disorders that affect the connective tissue of the lungs and results in loss of surface area where air can interact with blood. Some cases are associated with auto immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but many have no known cause and are relentlessly progressive without effective treatment. Read more...

Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Check resources. This group of rare childhood interstitial lung diseases encompasses many different conditions. Go to http://www.Nih.Gov/health/clinicaltrials/findingatrial.Htm or http://www.Child-foundation.Com/ for more info or to contact a researcher in this field. Read more...