Pulmonary fibrosis

and interstitial lung disease

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Duke’s nationally ranked lung program offers the latest medical diagnostic tools and treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung disease (ILD). We help you control your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Accurate diagnosis and early, thorough treatment are critical

Coughing and shortness of breath are symptoms of interstitial lung disease, which includes pulmonary fibrosis and other disorders that cause inflammation and scarring in the lungs. If left untreated, interstitial lung disease can cause severe damage to your lungs that can only be improved with a lung transplant.

While there is no cure, treatment is available for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases that may be due to smoking, exposure and autoimmune disorders. Pulmonologists on our nationally ranked lung team review all your health history and use lab and imaging tests to make an accurate diagnosis of your interstitial lung disease, and to prescribe the best course of treatment for you. Whether you are in the earliest stages of the disease or have severe scarring that might require a lung transplant, our board-certified pulmonologists have the advanced training, experience, tools and knowledge to correctly diagnose and treat your lung disease and improve your quality of life.

Choose Duke to treat your interstitial lung disease because we offer:

  • Nationally ranked care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our lung program among the top five in the nation.
  • Thorough review of your case. Our lung doctors work closely with radiologists, cardiologists, pathologists, rehab specialists and other healthcare professionals to develop a treatment plan that is unique to you and addresses all the factors that may be contributing to your symptoms.
  • Access to the latest treatments. Our lung team in Durham is enrolling patients in clinical trials that test the latest treatments for pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung disease.
  • A leading lung transplant program. If you need a lung transplant, our transplant program ranks among the nation’s best, with survival rates above the national average and the shortest wait time to transplant in the U.S.
  • Post-treatment support. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program gives you the tools you need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking, lose weight and make other lifestyle changes that will help you control your interstitial lung disease.

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