Acute fibrinous organizing pneumonia: a rare lung pathology

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1016

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  • Subodh Kumar Department of Trauma and Emergency and Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
  • Mayank Mishra | drkashyapgoyal31@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
  • Kashyap Goyal Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
  • Ritisha Bhatt Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
  • Prashant Joshi Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
  • Saloni Bansal Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.

Abstract

Acute fibrinous organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare, non-infective lung pathology histologically characterized by patchy distribution of intra-alveolar fibrin “balls†and organizing pneumonia. It needs to be differentiated from other forms of acute pneumonia like community acquired pneumonia (CAP) because the treatment modalities are contrastingly different. Interesting case of a 45-year-old male initially suspected as a case of acute bacterial pneumonia but finally diagnosed as case of AFOP, is being reported. Initial empirical antimicrobial therapy was ineffective, and the main treatment to which the patient responded was corticosteroids.

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Published
2019-06-06
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Acute fibrinous organizing pneumonia, fibrin balls, organizing pneumonia
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Kumar, Subodh, Mayank Mishra, Kashyap Goyal, Ritisha Bhatt, Prashant Joshi, and Saloni Bansal. 2019. “Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia: A Rare Lung Pathology”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1016.

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