Flashcards in Interstitial Lung Disease 2 - Pathology Deck (12):
What does "interstitium" really refer to..?
Alveolated lung parenchyma
4 different histological patterns of interstitial lung disease?
Type II pneumocyte hyperplasia.
"Organizing fibrosis" - is it reversible?
Moreso than honeycomb fibrosis etc.
3 things (listed in this lecture) that can cause UIP other than IPF?
Connective tissue disease.
Histological features of UIP?
Minimal chronic inflammation.
Scattered fibroblastic foci.
What do the affected lymph nodes of a patient with sarcoidosis look like in histology?
Many confluent non-necrotizing granulomas.
What does hypersensitivity pneumonitis look like in histology?
Small airway histology.
Diffuse chronic interstitial inflammation.
Common allergens in hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
Should you consider drug-mediated injury as a possible cause of interstitial lung disease?
What behavior enhances the deleterious effects of dust exposure?
Smoking - the cilia won't work as well to clear the crap.
What is a ferruginous body?
What do they indicate?
An asbestos fiber that macrophages have coated with iron and glyoprotein.
These indicate asbestos exposure - not asbestosis.