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Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia


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

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How might cryptogenic organizing pneumonia be treated?

The treatment of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) generally depends on the severity of the condition. For example, people who are mildly affected may simply be monitored as some cases can improve on their own. Unfortunately, the majority of people with COP have persistent and/or progressive symptoms that will require therapy. In these cases, oral or intravenous glucocorticoids can be given which often result in rapid improvement of symptoms.[1][2]
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.


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  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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.