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Who gets interstitial lung disease?

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Men and women of any age can be affected. Interstitial lung disease is more common in people with autoimmune disease, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma.

SOURCES:

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

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Occupational Respiratory Disease."

News release, FDA.

UpToDate. 

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

SOURCES:

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

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Occupational Respiratory Disease."

News release, FDA.

UpToDate. 

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

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