Case study review.


Journal Article

Examining case studies from patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) is important in order to evaluate current diagnosis and treatment options. Two cases will be discussed; the first case examines a patient with usual interstitial pneumonia, and the second case examines a patient with subacute ILD and elements to suggest a forme fruste presentation of an unclassifiable connective tissue disease. Each case highlights components of the differential diagnosis, as well as reviews the treatments and prognoses of these patients. The cases provide clinical pearls that are designed to enhance the reader's understanding of ILDs.

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Cited Authors

  • Noble, PW; Tanoue, L; Homer, R

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 5 Suppl 1

Start / End Page

  • 540S - 546S

PubMed ID

  • 16304245

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16304245

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1931-3543

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.128.5_suppl_1.540s


  • eng