Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic BOOP
- Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
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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.Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a form of
Last updated: 7/16/2015
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