Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) is a lung disease that may happen to some people with a connective tissue disease.
Some examples of connective tissue diseases (also known as rheumatologic, collagen vascular, or autoimmune diseases) are:
CTD-ILD causes inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs. Some patients with ILD may have features of a CTD, but not meet all of the criteria necessary to diagnosis a specific autoimmune disease. These patients may be at risk for developing a specific autoimmune disease in the future and should be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
To schedule an appointment, please call the primary coordinator for the CTD-ILD Program at 310-825-5800.