Clinical characteristics of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) with bullae.

  title={Clinical characteristics of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) with bullae.},
  author={Yoshikazu Ohtsuka and Yukihiko Homma and Hideo Ukita and Yasufumi Masaki and I. Doi and Masatsugu Ohe and Masanori Munakata and Yoshikazu Kawakami},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={33 1},
Multiple bullae have often been observed in the lungs of patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). The etiology of bullae has been considered to be distinct from that of interstitial pneumonia and honeycomb lesions seen in IIP. The incidence of bullae was evaluated in 27 IIP patients (male; 23 cases, female; 4 cases) and clinical factors which are related to the development of bulla were analyzed. Of the 27 patients, 16 (59%) had bullae. All 16 were male smokers, and had higher… CONTINUE READING


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