Bronchiolitis obliterans and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

A.U. Wells and Nicholas K. Harrison

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Bronchiolitis obliterans and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

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Case History—A 77 yr old woman referred because her ‘pneumonia failed to clear’.

The nomenclature of the bronchiolitides is complicated by the interchangeable use of pathological and clinical descriptions and a diversity of classification systems. The four primary histological patterns are (1) organizing pneumonia (also termed proliferative bronchiolitis and bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia); (2) bronchiolitis obliterans (also termed obliterative bronchiolitis and constrictive bronchiolitis); (3) follicular bronchiolitis; and (4) diffuse panbronchiolitis....

Chapter.  4157 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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