ILD patient cases for evaluation, diagnosis and monitoring

Patients like Robert and Julie have ILDs that should be monitored for progression after diagnosis

Three patients holding lung scan results in their hands.

Download our patient cases for specific ILDs to find about the medical histories of representative patients, including risk factors, presenting symptoms, initial physical evaluations, HRCT diagnostic findings and how they were monitored for ILD progression

Picture of Robert, cHP patient.

Robert has cHP

What signs and symptoms necessitates further evaluation?

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Picture of Julie, RA-ILD patient.

Julie has RA-ILD

How can you assess her progression?

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What else can you consider to help manage and support patients like Robert and Julie?

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