Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis

Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) is a fibrosing lung disease and is characterised by inflammation and fibrosis of the alveoli and interstitium of the lungs, favouring the subpleural and basal regions.

There is some overlap in definition with the term idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 1.

By definition the diagnosis demands that all known causes of pulmonary fibrosis have been excluded.

Differential diagnosis

On imaging consider other types of fibrosing alveolitides such as

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rID: 18469
System: Chest
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA)

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