Which diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are associated with systemic illnesses?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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DPLDs related to other systemic illnesses include the following:

  • Hepatitis C

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Idiopathic or rare DPLDs include the following:

  • COP (idiopathic)

  • PLCH (rare)

  • Eosinophilic pneumonia

Inherited DPLDs include the following:

  • Familial IPF or sarcoidosis

  • Tuberous sclerosis

  • Neurofibromatosis

  • Niemann-Pick disease

  • Gaucher disease

  • Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome

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