Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Severe dyspnea and cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Female

Bilateral pulmonary diffuse (with lower lobe predominance) ground glass attenuation, thickened bronchovascular bundles and interstitial thickening, ill-defined pulmonary nodules and multiple scattered thin walled air cysts.

Multiple mildly enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes.

Multiple right rib fractures.

Case Discussion

Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) is uncommon and is seen mainly in patients with autoimmune disease and AIDS patients. This patient had a history of Sjogren syndrome

The differential diagnosis includes diseases with lung cysts such as:

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Case information

rID: 49827
Published: 5th Dec 2016
Last edited: 5th Dec 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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