Non specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP)

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

25 year old female known case of SLE presented with shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 25

NSIP: chest radiograph shows no significant abnormality. As it can be normal in early stage of disease.

Bilaterally symmetrical fine reticular opacities with relative subpleural sparing, microcystic abnormalities and mild ground glass opacities with lower lobe predominence.

Case Discussion

There is a well known association of NSIP with SLE. In NSIP fine reticular opacities and microcystic honeycombing represent fibosis while ground glass opacities without traction bronchiectatic changes possibly represent inflammation.

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Case information

rID: 13432
Case created: 11th Apr 2011
Last edited: 15th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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