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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia


Other Names for this Disease
  • BOOP
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis
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Treatment

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How might bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) be treated?

Most cases of BOOP respond well to treatment with corticosteroids. If the condition is caused by a particular drug, stopping the drug can also improve a patient's condition.

Other medications reported in the medical literature to be beneficial for individuals on a case-by-case basis include: cyclophosphamide, erythromycin in the form of azithromycin, and Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept). More esearch is needed to determine the long-term safety and effectiveness of these potential treatment options for individuals with BOOP.

In rare cases, lung transplantation may be necessary for individuals with BOOP who do not respond to standard treatment options.[1]
Last updated: 2/16/2016

References
  1. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia. NORD. 2013; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia/.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. 
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.