SESSION TITLE: Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Lung
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: Follicular bronchiolitis (FB) is a rare lymphoproliferative disease involving polyclonal lymphoid hyperplasia isolated to small respiratory airways. Case reports have shown associations with connective tissue disorders and immunodeficiency. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) characteristics are centrilobular nodules, peribronchial cuffing, and ground glass opacities. Although there is no established treatment course, recent literature reports long term macrolide therapy to be effective. We report a case of FB due to Sjogren’s syndrome with dramatic improvement after steroid therapy.