Flitting pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


This non-smoker has been presenting and re-presenting to respiratory clinics with non-productive cough for several months.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Serial chest radiographs 2-4 months apart.

Over the months, the apperances are that of migrating/("flitting") infiltrates. Prior sympathectomy for Raynaud disease noted.

A prior CT chest (not available for review) did not show any mass lesion, and no structurally abnormal lung.

Case Discussion

This patient was managed in respiratory outpatients for cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP), and is on intermittent steroids.

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Case information

rID: 24654
Published: 2nd Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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