ILD patient cases for evaluation and diagnosis
Patients like Ben, Caroline and Robert should raise suspicion that requires evaluation for ILD
Download our patient cases for specific ILDs to find about the medical histories of representative patients, including risk factors, presenting symptoms, initial physical evaluations, and HRCT diagnostic findings.
Ben has IPF
What signs and symptoms raise suspicion of IPF?
Caroline has IPF
How can you build a clinical picture of IPF?
What are the next steps for patients like Ben, Caroline and Robert after diagnosis?
Monitoring ILD progression
Interventions for ILDs
Providing palliative/supportive care
- cHP, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis; HRCT, high-resolution computed tomography; ILD, interstitial lung disease; IPF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; PFT, pulmonary function test.
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