Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) encompass a heterogeneous group of lung parenchymal disorders. ILD-related symptoms impact significantly on quality of life (QoL). Dyspnoea is the most important factor determining health-related QoL in ILD; contributing factors include reduced exercise capacity, loss of mental well-being and social isolation.
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