Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)

Case contributed by David Cuete
Diagnosis certain


Progressive shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

X- ray show reticular opacities with apibasal gradient.



There are basal and peripheral reticular opacities with honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

These 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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