Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Patient with progressive shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

X- ray show reticular opacities with apibasal gradient.



CT shows basal and peripheral reticular opacities with honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

This findings are consistent with UIP pattern. UIP has distinctive HRCT findings. If the UIP pattern is of unknown cause (i.e. idiopathic), the disease is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Case information

rID: 27858
Published: 23rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 10th Jan 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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