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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

Other Names for this Disease
  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) diagnosed?

BOOP is typically diagnosed by lung biopsy, although imaging tests and pulmonary function tests can also provide information for diagnosis.[1]
Last updated: 9/20/2010

  1. King TE. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals. May 2008; Accessed 9/13/2011.