Smoking-related interstitial lung diseases


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Abstract

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) encompass diverse clinicopathological disease entities ranging from idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) to interstitial pneumonia accompanied by collagen vascular diseases and diseases related to smoking, drug reactions, occupational environments, infections, and malignancies. Our focus is on the smoking-related interstitial lung diseases. Specifically, we focus on reports suggesting that chronic smoking is deeply involved in the disease pathogenesis and on reports suggesting that chronic smoking may influence the clinical course in terms of either disease severity or progression. Pulmonary Langerhans’ cell granulomatosis (PLCG), desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP), respiratory bronchiolitis with interstitial lung diseases (RB-ILD), interstitial pneumonia associated with rheumatoid arthritis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are covered.

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