GENERAL

Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias

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Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Philip T. Cagle MD The idiopathic interstitial pneumonias include usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP, the pathologic correlate of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF),…

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Pneumoconioses

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Pneumoconioses Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Philip T. Cagle MD The pneumoconioses are a group of diseases characterized by lung parenchymal changes due to inhalation of inorganic dusts. The exposures…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anna Sienko MD Pulmonary manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease, both in Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, are well documented. Best characterized and seen more often in Crohn…

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Drug Reactions

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Drug Reactions Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Jaishree Jagirdar MD Philip T. Cagle MD Pulmonary reactions to drugs may be idiosyncratic or dose related and include diffuse alveolar damage, intra-alveolar…

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Collagen Vascular Diseases

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Collagen Vascular Diseases Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Jaishree Jagirdar MD Philip T. Cagle MD Collagen vascular diseases that may involve the lungs include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive…

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Armando E. Fraire MD Philip T. Cagle MD Broadly defined as a state of exaggerated immune response to a wide variety of antigenic substances, hypersensitivity pneumonitis refers to…

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Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis Armando E. Fraire MD Sarcoidosis, a systemic disease of unknown etiology often affecting the lungs and mediastinal lymph nodes, is characterized histopathologically by granulomas that are found distinctively along…

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Anna Sienko MD Philip T. Cagle MD Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, also termed alveolar lipoproteinosis, represents an autoimmune defect of the alveolar macrophages to remove surfactant with the…

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Lipid Pneumonia

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Lipid Pneumonia Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Roberto Barrios MD Lipid pneumonia, also termed endogenous lipoid pneumonia, postobstructive pneumonia, or “golden pneumonia,” occurs due to the escape of normally occurring…

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Eosinophilic Pneumonia

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Eosinophilic Pneumonia Roberto Barrios MD Keith M. Kerr FRCPath Hypereosinophilic syndromes with pulmonary involvement can be idiopathic or associated with a number of conditions such as parasitic infections, drug reactions,…

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