Study of factors affecting mortality in ILD cases over 2 years

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Authors: Sameer Arbat, Amita Athavale, Jairaj Nair, Sneha Tirpude, Anshu Punjabi
Publication Date : 2016/9/1
Source: European Respiratory Journal
Issue : suppl 63
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Description :
The diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, often collectively referred to as the interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), are a heterogeneous group of disorders that are classified together because of similar clinical, radiographic, physiologic, or pathologic manifestations. We studied the pattern of disease and life expectancy among deaths due to ILD.

A total of 90 patients diagnosed as ILD were admitted at Department of Chest medicine from May 2013 to May 2015. Out of this, total of 22 deaths due to ILD occurred in this period. The clinical profile of these patients, progress of disease, co morbidities, treatment and casue of death was analysed.
The average Age of patients who died was 53.4 years and minimum age was 20 and maximum age was72. Among 22 deaths, 10 were Male and 12 were female. Average number of months between Diagnosis and death were 50 months (4 …