Non-specific interstitial pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


PUO and breathlessness

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

There are subpleural fine interstitial thickening and ground glass opacities with relative subpleural sparing.


5 yrs of immunosupression (mainly steroids) later

Marked resolution of the ground glass changes but persistent mild peripheral reticular changes. Note right lower lobe resection staples

Case Discussion

NSIP responds to steroids, in contrast to UIP

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Case information

rID: 17341
Published: 5th Apr 2012
Last edited: 4th May 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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