Near fatal desquamative interstitial pneumonia with bilateral recurrent tension pneumothorax

Title
Near fatal desquamative interstitial pneumonia with bilateral recurrent tension pneumothorax
Authors
손장원
Keywords
desquamative interstitial pneumonia; tension pneumothorax; macrolide
Issue Date
2015-07
Publisher
Mattioli 1885 SpA
Citation
Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases, v. 32, NO 2, Page. 167-171
Abstract
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) is an uncommon form of interstitial lung disease demonstrating good response to corticosteroid therapy and favorable prognosis. In rare cases, patients with DIP fail to respond to corticosteroid therapy, and may progress to end-stage fibrotic lung disease with respiratory failure. For such patients, well defined treatment regimen does not exist until now. We report a rare case of near fatal DIP with recurrent bilateral tension pneumothorax despite of corticosteroid maintenance therapy. Clinical and radiological findings improved with surgical intervention in addition to combination therapy with prednisolone and clarithromycin. The patient has remained in an improved state and has been receiving prednisolone and clarithromycin for 9 months.
URI
http://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/sarcoidosis/article/view/3527http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/26083
ISSN
1124-0490
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