Signs & Symptoms Pulmonology

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated ILD
Signs and Symptoms

Some patients with CT-ILD don't have symptoms. For others, common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath with activity
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • "Crackle" sound heard when listening to the chest with a stethoscope
  • Symptoms of a connective tissue disease, such as joint pain and swelling, rash, dry eyes, dry mouth and acid reflux

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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