Usual interstitial pneumonia: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis versus collagen vascular diseases.

@article{Nagao2001UsualIP,
  title={Usual interstitial pneumonia: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis versus collagen vascular diseases.},
  author={Taishi Nagao and Sonoko Nagai and Masanori Kitaichi and Miho Hayashi and Michio Shigematsu and Takeo Tsutsumi and Naoko Satake and Takateru Izumi},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={151-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) lymphocytosis was found in patients with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) associated with collagen vascular diseases (CVD) other than diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc), but it was not found in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a disease histologically diagnosed as UIP. This difference could be partly due to variations of UIP spectrums between IPF and interstitial pneumonia associated with CVD. METHODS We scored histopathological… CONTINUE READING