Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Peculiarities Of Clinical Picture And Treatment

S.N. Avdeev С. 1219

Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: peculiarities of clinical picture and treatment
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP) combine several diseases from the group of interstitial lung disease characterized by many similar signs: unknown etiology, progressive exertional breathlessness, diffuse lesions on the lung X-ray and CT, and restrictive ventilatory insufficiency. However, these diseases have a sufficient number of differences (primarily morphological; approach to therapy and prognosis), to consider each of the forms of IIP as separate nosological entity. Modern ATS/ERS classification includes seven forms of IIP, the most common of which are discussed in this article.

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