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Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The main differential diagnosis is idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Secondary OP must also be excluded by elimination of its possible causes, including primary biliary cirrhosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, Sweet syndrome, sarcoidosis, Behçet disease, primary pulmonary lymphoma, drugs, infections, and all connective tissue diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
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I was diagnosed with COP 2 years ago, just before I retired. I've had an open lung biopsy, been hospitalized numerous times and treated with high doses of prednisone. I've had months at a time when I could function very well without oxygen. But I have recurrences. For the last two months I have been coughing a lot and have gasped for air with any exertion and I am back on back on 4 liters of oxygen 24/7. Is there any way to treat recurrent COP? I am afraid I will never get rid of it. See answer
My mother has idiopathic BOOP / Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI). She's 81 years old and now weighs 89 lbs. This disease is eating her up. Is this a genetic disease? Could I be at risk? See answer
Is this condition contagious? See answer