Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias: usual interstitial pneumonia versus nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Martinez2006IdiopathicIP,
  title={Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias: usual interstitial pneumonia versus nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Fernando J Martinez},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={81-95}
}
Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are a group of disorders that involve the space between the epithelial and endothelial basement membranes. Recent guidelines for the classification of DPLDs recommended separating patients into several categories, including (1) DPLDs of known cause, (2) granulomatous DPLDs, (3) rare DPLDs with well-defined clinicopathologic features, and (4) the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). The IIPs are further subdivided into categories that include usual… CONTINUE READING