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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia


Other Names for this Disease
  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
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Is bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia contagious?

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Is bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia contagious?

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a relatively nonspecific term used to describe a particular pattern of lung injury. A variety of factors may trigger this condition, including viral infections, inhalation of toxic gases, drugs, connective tissue disorders, radiation therapy, cocaine, inflammatory bowl disease, and HIV infection. In many cases, no trigger can be identified.[1] Most triggers are not contagious, and the ones that are (e.g., respiratory syncytial virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV infection) are very rarely associated with BOOP.[2]
Last updated: 2/16/2016

References
  • Vasu TS, Cavallazzi R, Hirani A, Sharma D, Weibel SB, Kane GC. Respitatory Care. August 2009; 54(8):1028-32. http://www.rcjournal.com/contents/08.09/08.09.1028.pdf.
  • Holland MG. Pulmonary toxicology. In: Shannon. Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose, 4th ed.. Philadelphia PA: Saunders; 2007;
Other Names for this Disease
  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.