Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


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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Case information

rID: 27858
Published: 23rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 1st Dec 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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