Indian Journal of Respiratory Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124--126

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia mimicking a mass lesion: An unusual case


Shubhra Jain, Yogendra Singh Rathore, Anshika Jindal, Vinod Joshi 
 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Respiratory Disease, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yogendra Singh Rathore
Room No. 509, New Zanana Residency, Jhotwara Road, Chandpole, Jaipur - 302 001, Rajasthan
India

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is less common interstitial lung disease with varying clinical picture. It can be misdiagnosed as lung cancer as COP usually presents with malaise, fever, weight loss, and myalgia, which overlap with clinical features of lung cancer. Here, we present a rare case of a 68-year-old male smoker admitted with cough, hemoptysis, arthralgia, fever, and chest pain. On chest X-ray, unilateral homogenous opacity was seen. Blood culture and sputum for Ziehl–Neelsen stain were negative. High-resolution computed tomography chest revealed consolidation in middle and lower zone of the left lung with ground-glass opacity with centrilobular nodules. Bronchoalveolar lavage specimen was negative for bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and atypical cells. Transbronchial lung biopsy showed evidence of OP. The patient responded well to steroids.


How to cite this article:
Jain S, Rathore YS, Jindal A, Joshi V. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia mimicking a mass lesion: An unusual case.Indian J Respir Care 2019;8:124-126


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Jain S, Rathore YS, Jindal A, Joshi V. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia mimicking a mass lesion: An unusual case. Indian J Respir Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];8:124-126
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