ePatCare® Patient Cases

The diagnosis and treatment of a specific type of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) can be a challenge, especially because these diseases are relatively rare.

The following patient cases are taken from real clinical experience and lead you through the complete history of the case including the necessary examinations, diagnosis and treatment of the patients. The included questions allow you to put yourself in the position of the treating physician and compare your answers with the decisions that were taken in the situation presented.

Please select a case and explore ePatCare® ILD

Case Short Description Author    
1 Case of Early IPF Maria Molina-Molina View PDF
2 Longitudinal Case of IPF Bernard Aguilaniu and  Benoit Wallaert View PDF
3 Case of Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE) Claus Peter Heussel and Michael Kreuter View PDF
4 Trials and the Tyranny of Arbitrary Cut-offs in IPF David Thickett View PDF
5 Acute on Chronic: A Case of IPF and Acute Exacerbation Michael Kreuter View PDF
6 The Importance of Diagnosing IPF: In Every Challenge There Lies an Opportunity José A.R. Portal View PDF
7 UIP or not UIP Pattern: That is not the Only Question! Stéphane Jouneau View PDF
8 To Treat or not to Treat? IPF and Preserved Lung Function Toby Maher View PDF
9 Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE): an increasingly diagnosed condition G.E. Carpagnano, E.V. Sassani View PDF
10 IPF without honeycombing on HRCT D. Bouros & V. Tzilas View PDF
11 IPF with FVC>90% predicted D. Bouros & V. Tzilas View PDF
12 IPF and concomitant emphysema D. Bouros & V. Tzilas View PDF

Are you looking for more IPF patient cases? Please explore the product website.


Additional interactive patient cases can be found on WASOG.org, the official website of the World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders.


In case you also have an interesting diagnostic case to contribute, please send an outline of your anonymised case to PMePatCareIPF.DE@boehringer-ingelheim.com.

The cases have been programmed using the software ePatCare® ILD. The format of the tool enables a unique understanding of the respective patient case with emphasis on the various important aspects leading to the final diagnosis. In addition, evaluation of the case by the author and test questions are provided.

The cases can also be downloaded and stored on your computer. Please download the easy-to-use software ePatCare® to create and share your own patient cases.


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