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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia


Other Names for this Disease

  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
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What causes bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)?

BOOP may be caused by a variety of factors, including viral infections, inhalation of toxic gases, drugs, connective tissue disorders, radiation therapy, cocaine, inflammatory bowl disease, and HIV infection. In many cases, the underlying cause of BOOP is unknown. These cases are called idiopathic BOOP or cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP).[1]
Last updated: 9/20/2010

References
  1. Vasu TS, Cavallazzi R, Hirani A, Sharma D, Weibel SB, Kane GC. Respitatory Care. August 2009; 54(8):1028-32. http://www.rcjournal.com/contents/08.09/08.09.1028.pdf. Accessed 9/13/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.