Connective Tissue Disease-Associated ILD

CT-ILD is treated with anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive medications. You may recognize some or all of these medications if they were prescribed to you for your connective tissue disease.

The most common medications used to treat CT-ILD are:

Pulmonary rehabilitation is another important and effective treatment for patients with CT-ILD. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education program designed for patients with chronic lung disease.

It's also important to pay close attention to any associated medical problems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and pulmonary hypertension.

For patients with worsening symptoms that don't respond to medication, lung transplantation may be an option.

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.