usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow


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u·su·al in·ter·sti·tial pneu·mo·ni·a of Lie·bow (UIP),

a progressive inflammatory condition starting with diffuse alveolar damage and resulting in fibrosis and honeycombing over a variable time period; also a common feature of collagen-vascular diseases.

u·su·al in·ter·sti·tial pneu·mo·ni·a of Lie·bow

(yū'zhū-ăl in'tĕr-stish'ăl nū-mō'nē-ă lē'bō)
A progressive inflammatory condition starting with diffuse alveolar damage and resulting in fibrosis and honeycombing over a variable time period; also a common feature of collagen-vascular diseases.

Hamman,

Louis, U.S. physician, 1877-1946.
Hamman crunch
Hamman disease - Synonym(s): Hamman syndrome
Hamman murmur - Synonym(s): Hamman sign
Hamman sign - a crunching, rasping sound, synchronous with heartbeat, heard over the precordium and sometimes at a distance from the chest in mediastinal emphysema. Synonym(s): Hamman murmur
Hamman syndrome - spontaneous mediastinal emphysema, resulting from rupture of alveoli. Synonym(s): Hamman disease
Hamman-Rich syndrome - Synonym(s): usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow

Liebow,

Averill A., Austrian-U.S. pulmonary pathologist, 1911-1978.
usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow - a progressive inflammatory condition of the lung. Synonym(s): fibrosing alveolitis; Hamman-Rich syndrome; idiopathic interstitial fibrosis

Rich,

Arnold R., U.S. pathologist, 1893-1968.
Hamman-Rich syndrome - Synonym(s): usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow