Clinical Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease

Book Cover: Clinical Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease
ISBN: 9781846283208
Pages: 195

The purpose of this atlas is to provide the clinician, from medical student to lung specialist,
with a ready reference helpful in their attempts to master this topic and to provide
guidance in their daily practice. The subject of interstitial lung disease is inherently multidisciplinary;
consequently, the authors have provided a consistent approach to each
entity that includes the key clinical, physiologic, radiologic, and pathologic features.
The Clinical Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease is composed of 37 chapters loosely
divided into six sections. The first section provides a historical background to the interstitial
lung diseases and an overview of the basis for recognizing the key features that
allow a specific diagnosis to be achieved. The second section is dedicated to the interstitial
lung diseases of unknown etiology, including sarcoidosis, the idiopathic interstitial
pneumonias, and eosinophilic pneumonias. The third section describes interstitial
lung diseases of known etiology (e.g., drug-induced, radiation, hypersensitivity pneumonitis,
and pneumoconioses). The fourth section addresses interstitial lung diseases
associated with the connective tissue diseases and pulmonary vasculitidies. The fifth
section deals with a number of specific entities (e.g., alveolar proteinosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis,
and Langerhans cell histiocytosis). The final section devotes several
chapters to the pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases, such as paraproteinemias,
liver and gastrointestinal disease, and malignancy.