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Can a lung transplant treat interstitial lung disease?

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It's often the best option for advanced interstitial lung disease causing severe impairment. Most people see large gains in quality of life and their ability to exercise.

SOURCES:

Mason, R. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 4th edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2005.

National Jewish Health: "Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Overview."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Occupational Respiratory Disease."

News release, FDA.

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Reviewed by Paul Boyce on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mason, R. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 4th edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2005.

National Jewish Health: "Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Overview."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Occupational Respiratory Disease."

News release, FDA.

UpToDate. 

 

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on October 8, 2019

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