028. Migratory pneumonia—cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP)
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028. Migratory pneumonia—cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP)

Kalliopi Lagoudi, Despoina Ioannidou, Elena Papadaki, Ioannis Organtzis, Soultana Kostanta, Antonis Papaioannou, Despoina Moumtzi, Konstantinos Porpodis, Evaggelia Fouka

Pulmonary Department-Oncology Unit, “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


Abstract: In this study were presented the clinical and laboratory findings of eight patients with migratory pneumonia, who were hospitalised in our clinic. It is about eight women with average age of 58±13 years with fever, weakness, dry cough, shortness of breath and who already had received antibiotics. Crackles were the most frequent evidence by the auscultation. All patients showed consolidation in chest radiography which resolved completely from the initial area and migrated in different areas. The chest HRCT showed opacity with air bronchogram and ground glass in places. Regarding to the respiratory function, patients showed mild restriction disorder (average values ± SD: FEV1% 83±24, FVC% 86±21, TLC% 82±16, DLco% 74±15). The average price of pO2 was 68+7 mmHg. The findings of BAL were: macrophages 51%±20%, lymphocytes 33.5%±14%, neutrophils 7.5%±3%, eosinophils 7%±8%. From diagnosis, we excluded eosinophilic pneumonia, infectious causes, collagen diseases and vasculitis. The findings of physical examination, chest radiography and the results of the BAL of all of the patients argued for Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), the cause of which was not found (cryptogenic organizing pneumonia-COP). All patients responded directly to corticosteroids.

Keywords: Interstitial lung disease; cryptogenic organizing pneumonia; bronchoscopy


doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.AB028


Cite this abstract as: Lagoudi K, Ioannidou D, Papadaki E, Organtzis I, Kostanta S, Papaioannou A, Moumtzi D, Porpodis K, Fouka E. Migratory pneumonia—cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP). J Thorac Dis 2015;7(S1):AB028. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.AB028

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