CASO 5-2015: Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a distinct histopathologic entity characterized byMasson bodies which are intraalveolar buds of granulation tissue; consisting of connective tissue and myofibroblasts. This pathologic pattern when present with the characteristic imaging and clinical features...

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Main Authors: Sibaja Campos, Mario, Monge Bonilla, Cecilia
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/clinica/article/view/18869
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14933
Summary: Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a distinct histopathologic entity characterized byMasson bodies which are intraalveolar buds of granulation tissue; consisting of connective tissue and myofibroblasts. This pathologic pattern when present with the characteristic imaging and clinical features of COP defines the diagnosis of the disease. A specific etiology is not found. Treatment with corticosteroids results in a rapid clinical and imaging improvement but unfortunately relapses are common upon decreasing the dose or stopping the treatment. This case report describes a typical case of COP with the characteristic improvement with corticosteroid therapy and relapse upon treatment taper