European Respiratory Society Monograph, Vol. 46. 2009
Interstitial lung diseases represent an expanding field of respiratory medicine and pose important daily challenges for lung physicians. There have been tremendous advances in recent years in the understanding of the genetic basis and pathogenesis of a wide range of interstitial lung diseases. This book aims to highlight current challenges, open questions and international concerns, and to discuss a wide range of interstitial lung diseases in innovative contributions from experts from around the world.