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Mesh term Lung Diseases, Interstitial

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Lung Diseases


A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.

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Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic
Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Radiation Pneumonitis
Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary

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