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Gradually, the air sacs lose more and more of their capability to put oxygen into the blood and remove carbon dioxide.
The exact mechanism that triggers this scarring process is not clearly understood by scientists.
This disease is an inflammation of the lungs that causes severe scarring.
The small airways within your lungs, known as bronchioles, contain clusters of air sacs called alveoli.
The alveoli are lined by the interstitium, which is the tissue that supports them.
Numerous environmental factors such as asbestos, silica dust, coal dust, cotton dust, and hard metal dusts can cause several forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD).
Diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and other connective tissue and blood-related disorders can also cause ILD.
However, this condition is not the same as pneumonia, as it is not caused by an infection.
If you have interstitial pneumonitis that was caused by asbestos exposure, your doctor will most likely refer to it by the name asbestosis.
Asbestosis is also known as pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonitis.
The term interstitial pneumonitis is sometimes confusing because the name is similar to pneumonia.