Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
Classification and external resources
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia featuring elevated levels of macrophages.
Its name is derived from the former belief that these macrophages were
pneumocytes that had desquamated. [1 ]
It is associated with patients with a history of
smoking. [2 ]
methylprednisolone has been reported. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Cotran, Ramzi S.; Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Nelso Fausto; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K. (2005). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders. p. 740. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1.
^ Heyneman LE, Ward S, Lynch DA, Remy-Jardin M, Johkoh T, Müller NL (December 1999). "Respiratory bronchiolitis, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease, and desquamative interstitial pneumonia: different entities or part of the spectrum of the same disease process?". AJR Am J Roentgenol 173 (6): 1617–22. doi: 10.2214/ajr.173.6.10584810. PMID 10584810.
^ Paul K, Klettke U, Moldenhauer J, et al. (December 1999). "Increasing dose of methylprednisolone pulse therapy treats desquamative interstitial pneumonia in a child". Eur. Respir. J. 14 (6): 1429–32. doi: 10.1183/09031936.99.14614299. PMID 10624777.