SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Diffuse Lung Disease
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Worsening shortness of breath and dry cough are key symptoms of interstitial lung disease (ILD), a heterogeneous group of more than 100 inflammatory and fibrotic disorders. Some forms are manifestation of systemic illness, whereas others, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, are confined to the lung parenchyma. Diagnostic work up entails history and physical, high-resolution computed tomography of the chest, and often surgical biopsy. Treatment options for ILD range from empiric steroids to more specific anti-fibrotic drugs and ultimately lung transplantation in select patients.