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Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia: A rare form of nonbacterial pneumonia

Prashant Saxena, Kuldeep Kumar, Sarita Mittal, Nidhi Goyal, Sahil Trikha, Arti Vashisth

Keywords : Acute fribinous, organizing pneumonia, nonresolving pneumonia, pneumonia

Citation Information : Saxena P, Kumar K, Mittal S, Goyal N, Trikha S, Vashisth A. Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia: A rare form of nonbacterial pneumonia. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (4):245-247.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.180048

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare disease characterized by bilateral basilar infiltrates and histological findings of organizing pneumonia and intra-alveolar fibrin in the form of \"fibrin balls.\" Here, we report a 43-year-old female with complaints of fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath with hypoxemia. High-resolution computed tomography thorax revealed diffuse confluent consolidation in bilateral lung zones. Bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsy revealed features of AFOP. With prednisolone treatment, there was an improvement in her condition. AFOP is a rare disease and should be taken into consideration and differential diagnosis of severe acute pneumonias with no significant comorbidities.

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