Cleonice Isabela Santos Silva

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PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the accuracy of thin-section computed tomography (CT) in distinguishing chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), with histologic results as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the radiologic manifestations of pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms with emphasis on the findings on contrast-enhanced CT. CONCLUSION Pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms are uncommon. Most are caused by trauma, often iatrogenic, infection, and Behçet's syndrome. Less(More)
Acute exacerbation of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is a condition in which patients with UIP, and occasionally other forms of fibrotic interstitial lung disease, develop rapid respiratory failure, accompanied by extensive radiologic infiltrates. The pathologic features of this condition are ill-defined in the literature and the outcome is unclear. We(More)
Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a nonspecific response to various forms of lung injury. Although patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection tend to develop several respiratory disorders, especially infections and malignances, the association of HIV infection and OP is unusual. Pneumocystis jiroveci infection is also rarely associated with OP.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate high-resolution CT findings in 7 patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome and to compare the CT with the histopathologic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS High-resolution CT scans of 7 asthmatic patients (4 women, 3 men, age range, 34-62 years, mean 49 years) with Churg-Strauss syndrome were reviewed by 2(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to illustrate the spectrum of pathologic and high-resolution CT features of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). CONCLUSION High-resolution CT plays an important role in the diagnosis of HP. A confident diagnosis of subacute HP is based on the presence of ground-glass opacities, poorly defined centrilobular nodules,(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the change in disease pattern of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) findings seen at thin-section computed tomography (CT) at long-term follow-up and to compare the same with initial findings at CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 48 patients (28 men, 20 women; mean(More)
We hypothesised that biomass smoke exposure is associated with an airway-predominant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) phenotype, while tobacco-related COPD is associated with an emphysema-predominant phenotype. In this cross-sectional study, female never-smokers with COPD and biomass exposure (n=21) and female ex-cigarette smokers with COPD(More)