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Interstitial Lung Disease Series-Part 3- Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

ILD is one of the most difficult topics for the residents to understand. We have put together simple series with points to remember for each type. We agree, it is highly controversial and our points are comprehensive and may need revision periodically.  All we are offering are some typical things to remember and pictures and this in no way is exhaustive and conclusive. This is the third  case in the series.

Main Contributor- Dr MGK Murthy.
Edited and Series Concept by Sumer Sethi

Case Number-3

There are 6 types of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias, also called interstitial lung disease. We will present six posts in this series called as Interstitial Lung Disease Series.

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia 
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia  shows  airspace consolidation overlying some other disease at times like SLE with loss of volume.

Short Note on
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia 
Male=female (40 to 50y)
Relatively short like Flu
Granulation tissue obliterating alveolar ducts/spaces
CXR- Bilateral diffuse peripheral alveolar opacities
HRCT- patchy airspace ground glass(90%), some nodules, Bronchial wall thickening & patchy peripheral prepoderance
Treatment- steroids
Mortality Rare but recurrence is high

Interstitial Lung Disease Series-Part 3- Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, November 13, 2010 Rating: 5

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