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03-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Hamman Rich $




= Idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis

= Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis

Causes Auto immune.

C/P Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (as above)
Investigations * X-ray miliary shadow
* Respiratory. F. test O2 (diffusion defect)

Treatment: * Steroids
* Cytotoxic drugs

Source: Internal Medicine Book of Dr.Osama Mahmoud (Ain Shams University)