Interstitial Lung Disease

WASOG Sarcoidosis Clinic logoUniversity of Iowa Health Care's interstitial lung disease physicians diagnose and treat a diverse group of disorders that can cause inflammation of the lung and progressive scarring. Interstitial lung diseases can be due to toxic exposures, medications, infections, autoimmune diseases, or can occur without any known cause (idiopathic).

Because some of these disorders often involve a number of organ systems in addition to the lung, the our experts work together in multi-specialty teams to provide their patients the best care possible. We also work closely with the lung transplantation team if referral is necessary. The mission of our clinic is to improve the lives of patients with interstitial lung disease through appropriate diagnostic evaluation, state-of-the-art treatment, research, and education regarding these diagnoses.

Lung Diseases That We Treat Include:

  • Sarcoidosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung diseases:
    • Inflammatory lung diseases related to rheumatologic diseases:
      • Rheumatoid arthritis
      • Scleroderma
      • Sjogren's syndrome
      • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis
      • Lupus
  • Lung fibrosis or inflammation caused by:
    • Medications
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation
  • Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP)
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Acute interstitial pneumonias
  • Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP)
  • Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP)
  • Respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease (RBILD) and desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP)
  • Diffuse alveolar damage
  • Eosinophilic interstitial lung disease
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Churg-strauss syndrome
  • Goodpasture disease
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • IgG4 related disease
  • Erdheim-chester and rosai-dorfman disease

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