Non-specific interstitial pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Cough and breath shortness. known case of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Symmetrical peripheral fine reticular opacities with traction bronchiectasis and ground glass opacities are seen at both lungs with lower lobes predominance. In addition, a few small fibrotic nodules are observed at both lungs less than 4mm. Some of them are calcified.

Case Discussion

In a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus features on CT scan are consistent with Non-specific interstitial pneumonia which is the second most common morphological and pathological pattern of interstitial lung diseases.

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Case information

rID: 83185
Published: 17th Oct 2020
Last edited: 19th Oct 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center