Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX


Bronchiolitis Obliterans-Organizing Pneumonia and Related Conditions in Adult Patients

Author(s): Nicola Dentale, Venerino Poletti, Roberto Manfredi, Francesco Chiodo.


Bronchiolitis obliterans and organizing pneumonia (BOOP) represent complex clinical syndromes expressing a similar morphologic pattern, which are observed in a variety of lung diseases. In this view, the Authors report on the clinical and diagnostic profile, radiological features, laboratory and histopathological findings, and management issues of these broad-spectrum pulmonary disorders. Idiopathic forms, infectious disease-associated features, complications of solid organ transplant recipients and bone marrow recipients, collagen vascular- and bowel inflammatory-related forms, the role of drugs and that of irritating and toxic inhalants, and more infrequent ethiologies (which are able to support a bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia and related conditions), all these items are thoroughly discussed on the ground of our own experience in this field, and an updated literature review.

Keywords: bronchiolitis obliterans, organizing pneumonia, clinical and diagnostic features, classification, management, outcome

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Article Details

Year: 2005
Page: [147 - 157]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1573398054023055
Price: $58