Interstitial lung disease, or ILD, includes more than 100 chronic lung disorders. These diseases are not malignant and are not caused by an infection. ILD occurs when the interstitium (the tissues around the microscopic air sacs in the lung), is affected by scarring (fibrosis). The symptoms and course of these diseases may vary from person to person, but the common link between the many forms of ILD is that they begin with inflammation.
We help you manage your symptoms through diagnosis and medications and therapy to help alleviate the impact of this disease. Our expert staff has treated both common and uncommon forms of ILD, like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), sarcoidosis, drug-induced disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis, to name a few.
Our team uses the best technologies available to help you get a diagnosis and information about your ILD. Tests include:
- Lung function testing
- High-resolution CT scanning
- Biopsy procedures
- Transbronchial cryobiopsy
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There is no cure for some forms of ILD. The goal is to prevent additional scarring and help you manage symptoms to stay active and healthy. We offer a variety of treatment options and tailor your care to fit your needs. Treatments include: