Lesson 7 of 9

Lung ILD


A 66 year old male presents with a 6 month history of a non-productive cough. On review of systems, he notes that he gets short of breath now when he climbs stairs. Physical exam shows crackles in both lung bases.

  • Describe the patient.
  • What is the chief complaint and its differential diagnosis?
  • What is the provisional diagnosis?
    • What are the commonest ILDs?
  • Nest best steps in investigation?
  • Pathophysiology of IPF and its CPC