Kaiksow Farah A.

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Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP)

I. What every physician needs to know. Bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP), originally described in 1985, is now more appropriately called cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP). It is one of the acute/subacute idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, along with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Acute Interstitial Pneumonia, among others. COP is a rare pulmonary disorder characterized by dry…

Atypical bacterial pneumonia

Atypical bacterial pneumonia I. What every physician needs to know. Atypical pneumonia is a term first introduced in the 1930s to denote a community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) that is clinically different from the illness attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Continue Reading The three organisms most often associated with atypical pneumonia are Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella…

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