Interstitial lung diseases

Giant cell interstitial pneumonia

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PubMed search: giant cell interstitial pneumonia [title]

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Giant cell interstitial pneumonia. website. Accessed September 30th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Rare; currently not considered a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intra-alveolar multinucleated giant cells and other inflammatory cells
  • Giant cells often phagocytose other histiocytes
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