Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia

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Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a rapidly developing inflammatory lung disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, including cough, fever, malaise, fatigue, and weight loss. COP often affects adults in midlife (40 to 60 years of age). No predisposing factors have been identified and the cause is often unknown. Diagnosis may be made through computed tomography (CT) scan or lung biopsy. Response to treatment with corticosteroids is generally favorable.
 

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The terms "Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia" returned 19 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Autopsy findings of fatal cryptogenic organizing pneumonia.
 

Author(s): Tadashi Terada

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Autopsy cases of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) have been rarely reported. A 73-year-old Japanese man consulted to a hospital because of flu-like sickness. He was diagnosed as pneumonia, and treated by antibiotics. He was referred to our hospital for further treatment. Chest ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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[Azithromycin as an adjuvant therapy in cryptogenic organizing pneumonia].
 

Author(s): A P Vaz, A Morais, N Melo, P Caetano Mota, C Souto Moura, A Amorim

Journal: Rev Port Pneumol. ;17(4):186-9.

 

There are literature data about the immunomodulatory properties of some macrolides in cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) as an alternative to corticosteroids in mild disease or as adjuvant to standard therapy. A sixty-year-old female, with a controlled intrinsic asthma, presented ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2011

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Adjunctive effects of cyclosporine and macrolide in rapidly progressive cryptogenic organizing pneumonia with no prompt response to steroid.
 

Author(s): Jaehee Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Tae In Park, Jae Yong Park, Tae Hoon Jung, Chang Ho Kim

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2011 ;50(5):475-9.

 

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) generally responds well to corticosteroids with a favorable outcome. However, it can rapidly worsen and lead to respiratory failure that is refractory to corticosteroids. Adjunctive drugs have been used in refractory cases with various outcomes, ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2011

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The terms "Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kikuchi Fujimoto disease associated with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Feng Hua, Lei Zhu

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The association of Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD) with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is extremely rare. We report a case of simultaneous diagnosis of KFD and COP.

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2010

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Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia after radiotherapy for breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Kenji Akita, Aiko Ikawa, Shigeki Shimizu, Kazuya Tsuboi, Kazuhiro Ishihara, Shigeki Sato, Ryuzo Ueda

Journal: Breast Cancer. 2005 ;12(3):243-7.

 

We report a case of lasting fever and cough with pulmonary infiltrates progressing 4 months after adjuvant radiotherapy following surgery for breast cancer. Chest radiography and computed tomography demonstrated alveolar opacities outside the irradiated pulmonary area. Laboratory ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2005

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[Uncommon etiology of multiple pulmonary nodules. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia].
 

Author(s): S Chouzet, J L Michel, A Lhoste-Trouilloud, P Mourraire, A Naame, G Escande

Journal: J Radiol. 1997 Aug;78(8):585-8.

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 1998

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Steroids, Azithromycin, Montelukast, and Symbicort (SAMS) for Viral Respiratory Tract Infection Post Allotransplant
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Respiratory Tract Infections; Bronchiolitis Obliterans; Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia; Lung Diseases, Interstitial

 

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2012

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