[Pathologic findings both before and after steroid therapy in a case of desquamative interstitial pneumonia]

Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi. 2001 Aug;39(8):609-14.
[Article in Japanese]


A 62-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea on effort. Histological findings from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical biopsy were desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP). Two months after the introduction of steroid therapy, the patient underwent right middle lobe lobectomy for primary lung cancer. The histologic findings in this lobe revealed non-specific interstitial pneumonia, not characteristic of DIP. This case was the first in which histologic examination revealed DIP both before and after steroid therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / complications
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / drug therapy*
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / complications
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisolone / administration & dosage*
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Time Factors


  • Prednisolone