Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
Other Names for this Disease
- Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
- Idiopathic BOOP
- Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
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malaise, fatigue and weight loss. COP often affects adults in midlife (40 to 60 years of age). No predisposing factors have been identified and the cause is often unknown. Diagnosis may be made through computed tomography (CT) scan or lung biopsy. Response to treatment with corticosteroids is generally favorable.Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a rapidly developing inflammatory lung disease characterized by flu-like symptoms including cough, fever,
Last updated: 3/15/2013
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