Currently, there are no reliable statistics, to my knowledge, concerning the frequency of accelerated phase in occult chronic interstitial disease
In patients with pathologically proven CMV pneumonia, CXRs usually show bilateral, reticular, interstitial disease
that classically begins in the periphery of the lower lobes and spreads centrally and superiorly, as seen in 3 of our patients.
The classic presentation of PCP is bilateral perihilar interstitial disease
that becomes progressively diffuse and causing extensive cavitations and lung destruction.
The patient's past medical history included Crohn's disease diagnosed 4 years prior, recurrent pancreatitis, pancreas divisum, chronic renal failure secondary to interstitial disease
, and papillary necrosis.
The decision to pursue a VATS biopsy was made by their attending pulmonologist, based on poor respiratory function with high-resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) changes suggestive of interstitial disease
, marked worsening of the patient's condition, or any nodular radiologic patterns.
The structure of the book starts with "Disorders of Water, Electrolytes and Acid-base," and progresses through "Acute Renal Failure," "Glomerulonephritis and Vasculitis," "Tubular Interstitial Disease
," "Hypertension and Hypertensive Nephropathy," "Co-morbidity," "Dialysis," and finally "Transplantation.
Alveolar macrophages Obstructive diseases, drug reactions, respiratory bronchiolitis, smoking-related interstitial disease
(respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis) 3.
However, given the confusion that often exists with regard to diffuse lung diseases, the art of interpreting the chest radiograph for the detection and characterization of interstitial disease
has become less appreciated.
Pleural effusions with pleuritis are the most common forms of thoracic involvement in RA, and when histologic features of such are seen in lung biopsies with interstitial disease
, the diagnosis of an underlying RD can be suggested.
Eosinophilic pneumonia, drug reactions, and parasitic or fungal infections may also occasionally exhibit eosinophilic bronchiolitis, but there is usually a predominant interstitial disease
On the other hand, inconspicuous or absent in UIP are granulomas, eosinophilia, dust deposits, chronic interstitial inflammation, or other interstitial disease
There is a substantial increase in respiratory illnesses such as chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, asthma, bronchitis and lung interstitial diseases
," said Dr Sandeep Nayar, pulmonologist at Fortis Hospital.