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Interstitial Lung Disease
A general term that refers to a variety of chronic lung disorders, characterized by a dry, unproductive cough and uncomfortable breathing on exertion. The condition may result from viral, bacterial, or other infections, uremic pneumonitis, cancer, congenital or inherited disorders, or circulatory impairment. The condition is also known as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis.


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