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Respiratory bronchiolitis with interstitial lung disease
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Respiratory bronchiolitis with interstitial lung disease

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

A rare inflammatory pulmonary disorder. Almost always seen in current or former heavy smokers. Often presents with shortness of breath and chronic cough. Other signs and symptoms include wheezing, inspiratory crackles, exertional dyspnea, and rarely, digital clubbing. Commonly presents in the fourth or fifth decade of life.

Management includes smoking cessation (with mixed results), oxygen supplementation, patient education, and exercise focused on pulmonary rehabilitation, as in treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Vaccinations are recommended to prevent viral and bacterial infections, particularly influenza and pneumonia.

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ICD10CM:
J84.115 – Respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease

SNOMEDCT:
129451001 – Respiratory bronchiolitis associated interstitial lung disease

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Last Updated: 03/18/2016
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Respiratory bronchiolitis with interstitial lung disease
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Respiratory bronchiolitis with interstitial lung disease : Exertional dyspnea, Wheezing, Smoker, Dry cough, Inspiratory crackles
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