Diagnostic approach to the patient with diffuse lung disease

Jay H Ryu, Eric J. Olson, David Eric Midthun, Stephen J. Swense

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Abstract

Detecting diffuse lung infiltrates on chest radiography is a common clinical problem. Many diverse pathological processes can cause diffuse lung disease. The presentation of these diseases can vary from acute to chronic and includes a wide array of radiological patterns that are optimally evaluated on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest. In diagnosing diffuse lung disease, it is helpful to focus on a few pivotal parameters to narrow the broad differential diagnosis. We describe the diagnostic approach to a patient with diffuse lung disease using the following key parameters: tempo of the pathological process, characteristics of the radiological pattern, and clinical context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1227
Number of pages7
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume77
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

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Lung Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Thorax
Radiography
Differential Diagnosis
Tomography
Lung

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Diagnostic approach to the patient with diffuse lung disease. / Ryu, Jay H; Olson, Eric J.; Midthun, David Eric; Swense, Stephen J.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 77, No. 11, 01.11.2002, p. 1221-1227.

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Ryu, Jay H ; Olson, Eric J. ; Midthun, David Eric ; Swense, Stephen J. / Diagnostic approach to the patient with diffuse lung disease. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2002 ; Vol. 77, No. 11. pp. 1221-1227.
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