How are manifestations of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) categorized?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Broadly, the manifestations of fibrotic lung disease can be grouped as follows:

  • Chronic, insidious, and slowly progressive

  • Subacute, with a resolving, remitting, relapsing, or progressive course

  • Acute, with a fulminant, progressive, remitting, or resolving course

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