Desquamative interstitial pneumonia


Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
Classification and external resources
ICD-9 516.37

Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia featuring elevated levels of macrophages.

Its name is derived from the former belief that these macrophages were pneumocytes that had desquamated.[1]

It is associated with patients with a history of smoking.[2]

Treatment with methylprednisolone has been reported.[3]

References

  1. ^ Cotran, Ramzi S.; Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Nelso Fausto; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K. (2005). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders. pp. 740. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1. 
  2. ^ Heyneman LE, Ward S, Lynch DA, Remy-Jardin M, Johkoh T, Müller NL (December 1999). "Respiratory bronchiolitis, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease, and desquamative interstitial pneumonia: different entities or part of the spectrum of the same disease process?". AJR Am J Roentgenol 173 (6): 1617–22. PMID 10584810. http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10584810. 
  3. ^ Paul K, Klettke U, Moldenhauer J, et al. (December 1999). "Increasing dose of methylprednisolone pulse therapy treats desquamative interstitial pneumonia in a child". Eur. Respir. J. 14 (6): 1429–32. doi:10.1183/09031936.99.14614299. PMID 10624777. http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10624777. 

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