Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis. The North American experience.

@article{King1992CryptogenicOP,
  title={Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis. The North American experience.},
  author={Talmadge E. King and R. L. Mortenson},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 1 Suppl},
  pages={8S-13S}
}
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis is a clinical and pathologic syndrome characterized by a "pneumonia-like" illness with excessive proliferation of granulation tissue within small airways and alveolar ducts associated with chronic inflammation in the surrounding alveoli. The duration of illness prior to lung biopsy is short, usually less than 2 months, and it is markedly different from that of IPF. Interestingly, unlike in IPF where the patient has difficulty remembering the exact onset of… CONTINUE READING

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