Relapsing bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia and chronic sarcoidosis in an atopic asthmatic patient

Cristiano Carbonelli, A. Roggeri, A. Cavazza, M. Zompatori, L. Zucchi

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Abstract

Relapsing bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia and chronic sarcoidosis in an atopic asthmatic patient. C. Carbonelli, A. Roggeri, A. Cavazza, M. Zompatori, L. Zucchi. Asthma is thought to be a Th2 disease while sarcoidosis is considered a Th1 granulomatous disorder. Organising pneumonia is a histologic pattern of lung injury. When it has no recognisable cause it is defined as cryptogenic organising pneumonia. We herein report the case of a patient with recurrent and steroid sensitive organising pneumonia associated with chronic sarcoidosis in an atopic, moderate persistent asthmatic patient. Each disease has been documented with transbronchial biopsies and recurrence of organising pneumonia was suggested by clinical features and by follow up HRCT which shows distinctive signs even in associated disease. Steroids are the mainstay of therapy for these disorders and especially for the consolidated processes typical of organising pneumonia but prognostic indices for relapse and progression are lacking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume69
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia
  • Computed tomography
  • Recurrence
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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