Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) & Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Interstitial Lung Disease is a large group of lung disorders associated with inflammation and scarring of lung tissue. It is comprised of over 100 disorders that include Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Sarcoidosis, Connective Tissue or Auto Immune related ILD and many others. The inflammation/scarring of this group of diseases decrease the lungs ability to receive oxygen. They are often symptomatic for shortness of breath and a dry cough. The diseases can be difficult to diagnose and vary from patient to patient. That is why the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at MUSC has the most current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available. We take a multidisciplinary approach to the personalized care of our patients.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a type of chronic interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology characterized by the scarring of the lungs resulting in decreased lung function. Typical characteristics of the disease include progressive dyspnea, unproductive cough, and pulmonary insufficiency. It is more common in men than women.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Education Sessions

Date: May 17, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Topic: "Oxygen: When is it needed? Why your doctor orders it? How it’s ordered."

Speakers: Lisa Richards, Registered Respiratory Therapist II and Deidra Anderson, Registered Nurse II

Attend In-Person Or Virtually

Join Virtually on Microsoft Teams

You can join the meeting on your computer, mobile app, or room device.

Join the meeting virtually

If you are using an Iphone or Android phone, you will be prompted to download the Microsoft Teams app to access the meeting.

Meeting ID: 260 503 357 733
Passcode: SmKF7X
Join on the web

You can also call in (audio only)

tel:+1-843-410-6177,,322259171# United States, Charleston
Phone Conference ID: 229 239 252#

Attend the Meeting In-Person

MUSC Health East Cooper
Garden Room 3rd Floor
1600 Midtown Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

This location has free parking.

Next Meetings

  • August 16, 2024 at 10:00 – Virtually and In-Person
  • November 15, 2024 – Virtually and In-Person