Case Report of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease with Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia Pattern and Good Response to Treatment
Keywords:Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD), IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis), UIP (Usual Interstitial Pneumonia), NSIP (Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia), and HRCT (High Resolution Computed Tomography).
The diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are a heterogeneous group of conditions affecting the pulmonary parenchyma (interstitial) and/or alveolar lumen. IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) is a chronic interstitial pneumonia of unknown causes. It is commonest form of DPLD but its treatment response is very poor. On the other hand, NSIP (Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia) can still be a variant of DPLD with better treatment response and prognosis. Here we discussed a young female with NSIP with good response to steroid.
Faridpur Med. Coll. J. Jul 2018;13(2): 101-103