Pneumopatie interstiziali

Translated title of the contribution: Interstitial lung diseases

Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Stefano Carughi, Angelo De Cata, Antonio Giuliani, Nunzia Masciale, Marco La Viola, Felice Puzzolante, Mario Balzanelli

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Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are an heterogeneous group of inflammatory diseases characterized by an anatomical distortion of peripheral airways and interstitium, determined by a first stage of alveolitis and a following stage of fibrosis. Natural history of several ILD is characterized by slow and progressive destruction of alveolar-capillary functional units, often with respiratory failure and death. For their smoldering evolution and not specificity of symptoms (exertional dyspnea and cough) ILD may remain not diagnosed and not treated for a long time.

Translated title of the contributionInterstitial lung diseases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)227-237
Number of pages11
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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