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The pulmonary physician in critical care • Illustrative case 2: Interstitial lung disease
  1. A T Jones,
  2. R M Du Bois,
  3. A U Wells
  1. Interstitial Lung Disease Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6LR, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A U Wells, Interstitial Lung Disease Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, c/o Emmanuel Kaye Building, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LR, UK;
    a.wells{at}rbh.nthames.nhs.uk

Abstract

The case history of a patient admitted to the ICU with interstitial lung disease deteriorating to respiratory failure is presented. Problems in distinguishing between infection and disease progression are discussed and the role of transplantation in ventilated patients is examined.

  • critical care
  • interstitial lung disease
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