interstitial pneumonia

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gi·ant cell pneu·mo·ni·a

a rare complication of measles, with a postmortem finding of multinucleated giant cells lining alveoli.
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gi·ant cell pneu·mo·ni·a

(jī'ănt sel nū-mō'nē-ă)
A rare complication of measles, with a postmortem finding of multinucleated giant cells lining alveoli.
Synonym(s): interstitial pneumonia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common and the most severe manifestation of a group of diseases known as idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs).
Although the R100 may be used as a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening respiratory failure, the risk of barotrauma remains a major concern, especially for patients with exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia.
Inflammation of alveoli causes pneumonia, which can be roughly classified into two groups based on the region where the inflammation occurs: interstitial pneumonia, in which inflammation occurs in the walls of the alveoli (interstitium), and alveolar pneumonia (commonly-termed pneumonia), in which inflammation occurs in the airway between bronchi and alveoli (alveolar space).
Respiratory bronchiolitis associated interstitial lung disease and its relationship to desquamative interstitial pneumonia. Mayo Clin Proc 1989;64:1373-80.
Three years previously, she was first suggested to have interstitial pneumonia on health checkup.
Moreover, 10 patients (34%) demonstrated a definite UIP pattern, seven (24%) a possible UIP pattern, and 10 (35%) a nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) pattern in the middle or lower lobes.
This may indicate the natural progression of interstitial pneumonia to cystic lung disease.
There were 8 cases of interstitial pneumonia and 6 cases of bronchopneumonia and one case of fungal pneumonia.
While the rate of diagnostic findings of TBB was 50% for desquamative interstitial pneumonia and 67% for bronchiolitis, surgical biopsy was performed in other patients.
The most common frequent type of ILD was Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (32.90%), followed by Sarcoidosis (18.50%), Collagen Vascular Associated Lung Disease, Non Specific Interstitial Pneumonia, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and miscellaneous class of ILDs comprised of rarer entities.

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