Acute fibrinous organizing pneumonia: a rare lung pathology

Submitted: December 13, 2018
Accepted: May 27, 2019
Published: June 6, 2019
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Acute fibrinous organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare, non-infective lung pathology histologically characterized by patchy distribution of intra-alveolar fibrin “balls†and organizing pneumonia. It needs to be differentiated from other forms of acute pneumonia like community acquired pneumonia (CAP) because the treatment modalities are contrastingly different. Interesting case of a 45-year-old male initially suspected as a case of acute bacterial pneumonia but finally diagnosed as case of AFOP, is being reported. Initial empirical antimicrobial therapy was ineffective, and the main treatment to which the patient responded was corticosteroids.

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Kumar, Subodh, Mayank Mishra, Kashyap Goyal, Ritisha Bhatt, Prashant Joshi, and Saloni Bansal. 2019. “Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia: A Rare Lung Pathology”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1016.