PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT

PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT
Prague Medical Report is an English quarterly published multidisciplinary biomedical journal. Prague Medical Report was founded as Sborník lékařský in May 1885. The journal presents public primary scientific publications, short communications, casuistry, and reviews. It contains articles based on important specialised lectures and symposia.

PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT, Vol 121 No 3 (2020), 133–141

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis High-resolution Computed Tomography Findings, and Their Correlation with the Etiology and Disease Duration

Farzaneh Shobeirian, Payam Mehrian, Abtin Doroudinia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23362936.2020.12
announced: 08. 10. 2020

abstract

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated diffuse parenchymal lung disease induced by inhaled antigens. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is widely used in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients and determining the progression and prognosis of the disease. In this retrospective study, 45 consecutive patients with the final diagnosis of HP, seen at a large tertiary care center during a period of 4 years, were included and their HRCT findings were evaluated. The most common HRCT findings were ground glass opacity and reticulation. Some HRCT patterns were detected more severely in bird fanciers in comparison with other etiologies. There is no “gold standard” for the diagnosis of HP. HRCT findings play an important role in hypersensitivity pneumonitis diagnosis and CT scan also help to define the severity of hypersensitivity pneumonitis injuries. In our study, reticulation and ground glass opacity were the most common findings in HRCT of patients with HP. We also find that patients with avian contacts had a significantly higher rate of fibrosis.

keywords: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis; Computed tomography; Etiology

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ISSN: 1214-6994
E-ISSN: 2336-2936

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