Interstitial Lung Disease

A group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium is Interstitial lung disease (ILD). It consists of alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. It occurs when an injury to the lungs triggers an abnormal healing response. The body usually generates just the right amount of tissue to repair damage but in ILD the repair process goes awry and the tissue around the air sacs (alveoli) becomes scarred and thickened. It makes more difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream.

Lung damage can also result from autoimmune diseases like:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Sarcoidosis

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