Smoking-Related Interstitial Lung Diseases

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Abstract

Cigarette smoke is recognized as the primary causative agent of certain interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), namely respiratory bronchiolitis-associated ILD, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Cigarette smoking is also responsible for some cases of acute eosinophilic pneumonia and appears to be a risk factor for the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis-associated ILD. Some smokers with emphysema develop a superimposed fibrotic process resulting in combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema syndrome associated with preserved lung volumes. Smoking cessation should occupy a pivotal role in the management of all smokers with these diffuse lung diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInterstitial Lung Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages39-53
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780323480253
ISBN (Print)9780323480246
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2017

Keywords

  • Acute eosinophilic pneumonia
  • Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
  • Fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Respiratory bronchiolitis
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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