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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

References
  1. King TE. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals. May 2008; http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pulmonary_disorders/interstitial_lung_diseases/idiopathic_interstitial_pneumonias.html?qt=Bronchiolitis%20obliterans%20organizing%20pneumonia%20&alt=sh. 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.