respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease

respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease

A term of art referring to a smoking-related condition in which there is clinical evidence of interstitial lung disease associated with histologic changes of respiratory bronchiolitis—bronchiolocentric alveolar accumulation of pigmented macrophages, normal lung parenchyma and minimal small airway disease.

Clinical findings
Dyspnoea, hypoxaemia, and mild restrictive lung disease.
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Finally, pathologists should be wary of diagnosing nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease, or so-called desquamative interstitial pneumonia in transbronchial lung biopsies.
(ii) Respiratory Bronchiolitis-Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD) and Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia (DIP).
(21) However, presence of respiratory bronchiolitis does not necessarily mean that the patient has respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease.