Pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Retired female patient with shortness of breath. Former occupation unknown.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Increases subpleural reticular markings throughout both lungs, with an upper lobe predominence.

 

Case Discussion

Pulmonary fibrosis has a wide differential, although idiopathic ( aka UIP ) is the commonest causes.

It is strongly associated with rheumatological conditions as well as occupational dust exposures.

Reticular markings and volume loss are key plain film features, however this is crude compared to the detail on HRCT.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 26936
Case created: 15th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Mar 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.