Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia.

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Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia.

Clin Chest Med. 2016 Sep;37(3):463-74

Authors: Panchabhai TS, Farver C, Highland KB

Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is a rare lung disease on the spectrum of benign pulmonary lymphoproliferative disorders. LIP is frequently associated with connective tissue diseases or infections. Idiopathic LIP is rare; every attempt must be made to diagnose underlying conditions when LIP is diagnosed. Computed tomography of the chest in patients with LIP may reveal ground-glass opacities, centrilobular and subpleural nodules, and randomly distributed thin-walled cysts. Demonstrating polyclonality with immunohistochemistry is the key to differentiating LIP from lymphoma. The 5-year mortality remains between 33% and 50% and is likely to vary based on the underlying disease process.

PMID: 27514593 [PubMed - in process]

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