Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 43(2); 1996 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1996;43(2):228-235.
DOI:    Published online April 1, 1996.
2 cases of idiopathic BOOP associated with rare radiologic finding.
Kyung Ho Kim, Young Mog Lee, Young Soo Choi, Jung Ho Shin, Gee Ju Han, Seung Hyug Moon, Sin Young Gee, Seung Hawn Jeung, Hyen Tae Kim, Sue Tack Uh, Young Hoon Kim, Choon Sik Park
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a specific clinicopathologic syndrome characterized by a pneumonia-like illness, with excessive proliferation of granulation tissue within bronchioles, alveolar ducts and alveoli. The changes are most numerous in alveolar ducts. The presence of intraluminal tufts of organizing connective tissue in alveolar ducts and more distal airspaces has been termed organizing pneumonia The radiologic manifestations are distinctive with bilateral, diffuse alveolar opacities predominantly in the subpleural and lower lung zone. Patchy migratory pneumonic foci or solely nodular infiltrates are rarely present in BOOP. BOOP is a diagnosis of importance because of its dramatic response to steroids.
Key Words: BOOP, Migratory pneumonic foci, Nodular infiltrates

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