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Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia


Other Names for this Disease
  • COP
  • Idiopathic BOOP
  • Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
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Overview

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a form of organizing pneumonia, which is an inflammatory lung disease. People affected by this condition may experience flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, malaise, fatigue and weight loss. COP often affects adults in midlife (40 to 60 years of age). The exact underlying cause of the condition is unknown (idiopathic). Treatment varies based on the severity of the condition but generally includes glucocorticoids.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 7/16/2015

References

  1. Cordier JF. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. Clin Chest Med. December 2004; 25(4):727-738.
  2. Talmadge E King, Jr, MD. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. UpToDate. December 2014; Accessed 7/16/2015.
  3. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia. NORD. 2013; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia/.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • COP
  • Idiopathic BOOP
  • Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.