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How Interstitial Lung Disease be treated ?

Hi,I am in desperate need of some expert advice. My mother was diagnosed with an ILD( Interstitial Lung Disease ) in Jan 2011 but the doctors did not prescribe any medicines as my mother had no symptoms. Recently we had to admit her to the hospital because of a high fever(103) and low bp, this was 10days back. After this the bp has stabalised but she is having recurring chills and fever. She continues to be in the hospital for this. The hospital has done all the blood/urine tests, blood/urine cultures, x-rays, ct scan , broncoscopy. All her tests came normal except for the WBC count(it is 17000 currently) and the ct scan shows significant right lung damage.She is not having any other symptoms except for the recurring chills and fever. Despite all the tests done the doctors are not able to figure out as to what exactly is wrong so they are not in a position to prescribe any specific medicines. My mother is still in the hospital(in Bangalore). Please help. She used to take meds for high bp for 10years and also has an elevated level of creatinine .
Asked On : Sun, 12 Jun 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. Interstitial Lung Disease with high fever and unable to diagnose: could be possible Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia that have no known cause and affect lungs Primarily.
2. blood test usually don't confirm the diagnosis but are done to search for possible secondary infection. (high WBC count)
3. In hospital, a TEAM of doctors is/are looking after her, so sooner or later they will come up with a Provisional or Final diagnosis.
4. you haven't mentioned about her BP range and neither about the elevated creatinine level.
5. any h/o of Autoimmune disease,lupus,scleroderma?
6. presently in hospital antibiotics and corticosteroids are the main stay of treatment.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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all the featuressuggest some pulmonary infection
as she is in hospital under doctor's treatment i think she is getting appropriate treatment
type of infection should be dianosed and proper treatment given
some times pulmonary tb also present with same features associated with superimposed 2ndery bacterial infection
hope your mother gets all righ soon
Answered: Sun, 12 Jun 2011
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