Case of Severe Treatment-Resistant Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
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Domas Grigoravičius
Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LT-03101, Vilnius, Lithuania
Edvardas Žurauskas
National Center of Pathology, affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania; Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vygantas Gruslys
Clinic of Chest Diseases, Immunology and Allergology of Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania; Center of Pulmonology and Allergology, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania
Rolandas Zablockis
Edvardas Danila
Clinic of Chest Diseases, Immunology and Allergology of Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania; Center of Pulmonology and Allergology, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Vilnius, Lithuania
Published 2021-08-26
https://doi.org/10.15388/Amed.2021.28.2.12
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Keywords

organizing peumonia
acute respiratory failure
prednisone therapy

How to Cite

Grigoravičius D., Žurauskas E., Gruslys V., Zablockis R. and Danila E. (2021) “Case of Severe Treatment-Resistant Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia”, Acta medica Lituanica, 28(2), p. 12. doi: 10.15388/Amed.2021.28.2.12.

Abstract

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is a rare interstitial lung disease with different onset of symptoms, which responds rapidly to glucocorticoid treatment. We present a case of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia which manifested as a progressive 3-year dyspnea that ultimately has led to acute respiratory failure. Moreover, treatment with prednisone for this patient exhibited slow onset of the effect.

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