Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia featuring elevated levels of macrophages.
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Its name is derived from the former belief that these macrophages were pneumocytes that had desquamated.
It is associated with patients with a history of smoking.
Treatment with methylprednisolone has been reported.
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