Recurrent Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia with Fibrotic Lung Disease

Won Jin Kim, Jeong Hee Choi, Yong Bum Park, Sung Woo Cho, Eun Sook Nam, Eun Kyung Mo
2008 Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases  
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is an uncommon form of interstitial lung diseases and it has a good prognosis compared with other types of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. A 69-year old man was admitted to our hospital because of a 3-month history of dyspnea. The patient presented with hypoxemia. High-resolution computerized tomography of the patient showed ground glass opacity and traction bronchiectasis with subpleural early honeycombing on the both lung fields. The pathologic findings
more » ... athologic findings of the video-assisted thoracoscopy lung biopsy were compatible with desquamative interstitial pneumonia, and irregularly distributed interstitial fibrosis and inflammation were observed at the peripheral parenchyme. Oral predinsolone was started; his symptoms and chest x-ray were improved, and so he stopped taking the prednisolone. Ten months later, the desquamative interstitial pneumonia recurred. We report here on a case of recurrent desquamative interstitial pneumonia with fibrotic lung disease. (Tuberc Respir Dis 2008;65:328-333)
doi:10.4046/trd.2008.65.4.328 fatcat:dinytdopebbgpbuftieyhkqmq4