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ERS & Eu-IPFF survey on Genetics in ILD

ERS & Eu-IPFF survey on Genetics in ILD


Published in Respirology 2 June 2022

A clinical epidemiologist together with members of the ERS taskforce and representatives of the EU-IPFF developed an online survey for patients, relatives and pulmonologists.

The conclusion of the survey is that there is wide support for implementation of genetic testing in ILD and a high need for information, guidelines and access to testing among patients, their relatives and pulmonologists.

The survey consisted of questions on five main topics: awareness of hereditary ILD, the provision of information, genetic testing, screening of asymptomatic relatives and clinical impact of genetic analysis in ILD.

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