Flitting pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier

Presentation

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
X-ray

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 on intermittent steroids.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 24654
Case created: 2nd Sep 2013
Last edited: 29th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.