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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Quinn WJQ - MedPix (2001)

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Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Progressive inflammation, fibrosis, and destruction of lung (end-stage lung) of unknown cause. Synonyms: usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP, pathology term), cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (British term). Hamman-Rich syndrome is an acute, rapidly fatal form of IPF, and IPF has been termed "chronic Hamman-Rich syndrome." Prognosis: mean survival 4 years (range 0.4 to 20 years). Lung biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment: steroids, cytotoxic agents. Clinical Findings: -clubbing -nonproductive cough -dyspnea -weight loss Radiographic Features: Distribution: -primarily lower lung zones and peripheral subpleural involvement. HRCT pattern: -early: ground glass attenuation -later: reticular pattern in lower lobes -end-stage: honeycombing -traction bronchiectasis indicates fibrosis

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End stage fibrosis with honey combing in a distribution typical for IPF
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Quinn WJQ - MedPix (2001)

End stage fibrosis with honey combing in a distribution typical for IPF
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MPX2778_synpic1156: End stage fibrosis with honey combing in a distribution typical for IPF

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Topic

Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Progressive inflammation, fibrosis, and destruction of lung (end-stage lung) of unknown cause. Synonyms: usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP, pathology term), cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (British term). Hamman-Rich syndrome is an acute, rapidly fatal form of IPF, and IPF has been termed "chronic Hamman-Rich syndrome." Prognosis: mean survival 4 years (range 0.4 to 20 years). Lung biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment: steroids, cytotoxic agents. Clinical Findings: -clubbing -nonproductive cough -dyspnea -weight loss Radiographic Features: Distribution: -primarily lower lung zones and peripheral subpleural involvement. HRCT pattern: -early: ground glass attenuation -later: reticular pattern in lower lobes -end-stage: honeycombing -traction bronchiectasis indicates fibrosis

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