Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of lung disorder which causes scarring of lungs. Long-term exposure to poisonous substances like asbestos, coal dust, etc., causes the development of this disease. Dry cough, fatigue, breathlessness, chest discomfort, and weight loss are some symptoms. Chest X-rays, CT scans, etc., are used in the diagnosis of the disorder. Treatment options are oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, medications like corticosteroids, etc.

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My aunt is suffering with breathing problem. Please examine the attached reports and suggest.

Query: Hi, I would first like to thank you for your services. Well things got started from last 10 days, my aunt was all fine and doing great back then but suddenly she got starting coughing slowly which then after next day became more and more coughing, we didn't took the cough seriously but after 2 or 3...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: HI Thanks for posting your query. I went through the reports and will try to analyse to the best of my capability . First of all her CT is clearly showing signs of Interstitial lung disease . ( I will not go into details of telling what it is ) but there may be super added Infection over it. Int...  Read Full »

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