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Lung-nontumor

Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis

Giant cell interstitial pneumonia


Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 September 2011, last major update September 2011
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Definition
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● Rare; currently not considered a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia

Micro description
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● Intraalveolar multinucleated giant cells and other inflammatory cells
● Giant cells often phagocytose other histiocytes

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