Histopathologic analysis of sixteen autopsy cases of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and comparison with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/usual interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Akashi2009HistopathologicAO,
  title={Histopathologic analysis of sixteen autopsy cases of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and comparison with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/usual interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Takumi Akashi and Tamiko Takemura and Noboru Ando and Yoshinobu Eishi and Masanobu Kitagawa and Touichirou Takizawa and Morio Koike and Yoshio Ohtani and Yasunari Miyazaki and Naohiko Inase and Yasuyuki Yoshizawa},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 3},
  pages={405-15}
}
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an interstitial lung disease caused by the inhalation of organic substances and certain inorganic chemicals. The histopathologic features of chronic HP (CHP) have not been studied extensively. We examined the pathologic characteristics of 16 autopsy cases of clinically confirmed CHP and compared them with 11 cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/usual interstitial pneumonia (IPF/UIP). To clarify the exact intralobular location of the fibrotic lesions, we… CONTINUE READING