Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) & Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Interstitial Lung Disease is a large group of lung disorders associated with inflammation and scarring of lung tissue. It is comprised of over 100 disorders that include Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Sarcoidosis, Connective Tissue or Auto Immune related ILD and many others. The inflammation/scarring of this group of diseases decrease the lungs ability to receive oxygen. They are often symptomatic for shortness of breath and a dry cough. The diseases can be difficult to diagnose and vary from patient to patient. That is why the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at MUSC has the most current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available. We take a multidisciplinary approach to the personalized care of our patients.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a type of chronic interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology characterized by the scarring of the lungs resulting in decreased lung function. Typical characteristics of the disease include progressive dyspnea, unproductive cough, and pulmonary insufficiency. It is more common in men than women.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Education Sessions

February 16, 2024 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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May 17, 2024 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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August 16, 2024  |  10 to 11:30 a.m.
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November 11, 2024  |  10 to 11:30 a.m.
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