Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

(Science: radiology) Aka: usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), 5-6th decade; M:F = 1:1, clubbing of fingers (83%), lymphocytosis on lavage, increased occurence of bronchogenic ca, average survival of 4-6 years; 87% mortality CXR findings: occasional ground glass pattern in early stage of alveolitis, diffuse reticulations (60%) predominantly at bases, honeycombing, pleural effusion (4%); pleural thickening (6%), pneumothorax in 7% (late stage), progressive volume loss see: interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

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