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Patterns of injury for non-neoplastic disease

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 August 2011, last major update August 2011
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● Major categories of interstitial lung disease
Fibrosing: UIP, NSIP, COP, lung disease with connective tissue disease, pneumoconiosis, drug reaction, radiation pneumonitis
Granulomatous: sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Smoking related: DIP, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease
Other: pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Source: Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (8th Ed), Saunders, 2009

Intraalveolar reaction: DIP, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, infection, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
Small-airway disease: bronchiolitis obliterans, respiratory bronchiolitis, mycoplasma infection, viral infection, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, eosinophilic pneumonia
Large-airway disease: allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, bronchocentric granulomatosis, TB, fungi, Wegener’s
Granulomatous vasculitis: Wegener’s, sarcoidosis, Churg-Strauss, bronchocentric granulomatosis, fungi, TB
Small vessel disease: primary pulmonary hypertension, thromboembolism, polyarteritis nodosa, veno-occlusive disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome
Hemorrhage: Goodpasture’s, SLE, immune complex glomerulonephritis, idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis, Wegener’s
Lymphoid infiltrates: lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, lymphoma, lymphoid aggregates, extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Eosinophils: chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, Churg-Strauss syndrome, bronchocentric granulomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Additional Reference

Histology for Pathologists, (3rd Ed), Lippincott, 2007

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