History of arthralgias and difficulty getting out of a chair would favor which diagnosis?
What interstitial and parenchymal lung diseases are described in this condition?
UIP, NSIP, DAD, OP and aspiration pneumonia. Most commonly NSIP and OP and usually coexist.
There is association increased one of the following in this condition; (A) carcinoma of the pancreas, (B) diabetes melitus, (C) diabetes insipidus, (D) alzheimer's disease?
(A) About 25% of patient may have occult malignancy, carcinoma of the pancreas is most common.
Bilateral fairly symmetrical predominantly basal inter- and intraloboular septal thickening. Few scattered areas of sub-pleural small cystic changes which could represent early honeycombing of traction bronchiectasis. There is bilateral basal traction bronchiectasis with mild architectural distortion.
The findings could represent early UIP or fibrotic NSIP. No pleural effusion. The pulmonary artery trunk is not dilated to suggest pulmonary arterial hypertension.