Patients with ILD commonly exhibit abnormal sleep architecture as described in the history of this case. Fatigue is a frequent symptom, and it is likely that poor sleep quality is a significant contributor. A number of studies have shown that sleep-disordered breathing is prevalent in this population, particularly in the IPF subgroup.
Typically, patients with PF-ILD experience decreased forced vital capacity.
Ground-glass opacification and increased reticular markings are commonly found in patients with nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Skill Checkup: A 59-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea on Exertion and a Nonproductive Cough - Medscape - Mar 28, 2023.