Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
- Idiopathic BOOP
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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.
Last updated: 7/16/2015
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