Inherited interstitial lung disease

Christine Kim Garcia

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This article focuses on recent advances in the identification of genes and genetic polymorphisms that have been implicated in the development of human interstitial lung diseases. It focuses on the inherited mendelian diseases in which pulmonary fibrosis is part of the clinical phenotype and the genetics of familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other rare inherited interstitial lung diseases. The article also reviews the association studies that have been published to date regarding the genetics of sporadic idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The reader is directed to recent reviews on human genetic predisposition of sarcoidosis, environmental-related, drug-related, connective tissue-related pulmonary fibrosis, and genetic predisposition of fibrosis in animal models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-433
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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