SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous
SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), which is now increasingly more recognized and has recently been added to the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society international multidisciplinary classification of IIP. It is still regarded as a rare histologic pattern and is not yet classified as a new separate IIP entity.  Questions remain whether it is merely a histologic variant of existing IIPs or occurs in relation to other diseases such as hypersensitivity pneumonia or connective tissue disorder. It may also represent a histologic pattern that occurs in the clinical spectrum of diffuse alveolar damage and organizing pneumonia, and may reflect a tissue sampling issue. We report our experience with a case of AFOP treated successfully with corticosteroid and mycophenolate mofetil.