Usual interstitial pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Vague symptoms and cough gradually over the last year.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Female

CT Chest

Modality: CT

Predominantly basal and peripheral reticular opacities with honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

UIP should be considered in patients who present with low lung volumes, subpleural reticular opacities, macrocystic honeycombing, and traction bronchiectasis, the extent of which increases from the apex to the bases of the lungs. 

The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis requires the exclusion of other known causes of usual interstitial pneumonia, including use of toxic drugs, environmental exposure (asbesto), and collagen vascular disease.

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Case Information

rID: 14262
Case created: 11th Jul 2011
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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