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Desquamative interstitial pneumonia
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Desquamative interstitial pneumonia

Contributors: Christine Osborne MD, Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia that is more common in cigarette smokers (90%) in their fourth or fifth decade of life, but may be seen in nonsmokers, in patients with underlying connective tissue diseases, or in patients exposed to inorganic dust / particles.

Most patients present with dyspnea and cough, and hypoxia can be seen. Treatment surrounds smoking cessation, but immunosuppressants are frequently required. See nicotine dependence for information on smoking cessation.

Codes

ICD10CM:
J84.117 – Desquamative interstitial pneumonia

SNOMEDCT:
8549006 – Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia

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Last Updated:11/14/2019
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