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Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a group of lung disorders characterized by inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue, specifically the interstitium, which is the tissue surrounding the air sacs. This scarring can lead to difficulty in breathing and reduced oxygen levels in the blood, affecting overall lung function. ILD can be caused by various factors, including environmental exposures, autoimmune diseases, medications, and genetic predispositions.