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nbme21/Block 1/Question#32 (reveal difficulty score)
A 50-year-old man has had progressive dyspnea ...
Usual interstitial pneumonitis ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–

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aneurysmclip  Nbme back at it again +37
pg32  Is it still considered idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is it appears to have been caused by an atypical pneumonia? +1
zevvyt  Why not Sarcoidosis? Wouldn't Sarcodosis also be a chronic inflamation with fibrous thickening? +2
swagcabana  UIP is a better answer. Sarcoid is a leap in logic, usual interstitial pneumonitis is textbook histological definition of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The biopsy has no mention of noncaseating granulomas and the clinical picture is not consistent with an inflammatory process. You have to focus on the better answers, try not to get caught up in the "why nots?" Calling this sarcoidosis is like someone coming in with prototypical asthma and jumping to eosinophilic granulomatous with polyangiitis. Sure its a possibility but its definitely not likely. +7
mangotango  I picked โ€œdiffuse alveolar damageโ€ with Pulmonary Fibrosis in mind but these are actually key words for ARDS :/ +5
zevvyt  thank you swagcabana! Very good explanation and strategy! +

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drdoom  pneumonitis* +
drdoom  ^nevermind! +

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dragon3  (except sarcoidosis) +2
leaf_house  I got hung up on why this couldn't be sarcoid, and I think no lymphadenopathy is one of the reasons you wouldn't pick it here. (Though it seems like it can cause alveolar septal thickening: +
lovebug  Restrictive VS Obstructive ! very good point! THX! +
schep  if it were sarcoid, wouldn't the biopsy show noncaseating granulomas? +1

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my unneagsrintdd of sthi si ofrm pomhtaa - lntretiasIit t(lapca)iy naoueipnm - ceudas yb ifedufs tarenlsitiit ef.ritnalsit anC eb aucsed yb oaMlypscma ,omnupe V,RS cayhadlim ,uempno enifzlun,a xlloeaci uteiirnb

athenathefirst  Yeah but how does that help you choose Usual interstital pneumonia? +

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