ILD patient cases for evaluation and diagnosis

Patients like Ben, Caroline and Robert should raise suspicion that requires evaluation for ILD

ILD patients with the HRCT scans in their hands.

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.

Picture of Robert, IPF patient.

Ben has IPF

What signs and symptoms raise suspicion of IPF?

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Picture of Caroline, IPF patient.

Caroline has IPF

How can you build a clinical picture of IPF?

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Picture of Robert, cHP patient.

Robert has cHP

How can you reach a cHP diagnosis?

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What are the next steps for patients like Ben, Caroline and Robert after diagnosis?

  • 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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