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

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.411

Authors

  • C. Carbonelli | carbonelli.cristiano@asmn.re.it Department of Respiratory Diseases, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • A. Roggeri Department of Respiratory Diseases, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • A. Cavazza Department of Pathology, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • M. Zompatori Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Radiology University of Parma, Italy.
  • L. Zucchi Department of Respiratory Diseases, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Abstract

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.

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2016-01-26
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Keywords:
Bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia, Sarcoidosis, Asthma, Recurrence, Computed tomography
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Carbonelli, C., A. Roggeri, A. Cavazza, M. Zompatori, and L. Zucchi. 2016. “Relapsing Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organising Pneumonia and Chronic Sarcoidosis in an Atopic Asthmatic Patient”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 69 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.411.

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