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Upper Lobe Predominant Pulmonary Fibrosis Mnemonic – CASSET P

This mnemonic has been used commonly to recall the differential diagnosis of upper lobe predominant pulmonary fibrosis (CASSET P): C – cystic fibrosis A – ankylosing spondylitis S – silicosis S – sarcoidosis E – eosinophilic granuloma T – tubercuolisis P – pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Read about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis here, which is classically basal … Continue reading

Interstitial Lung Disease – UIP

History: 60 year old male with history of diabetes and hypertension presents with chronic and acutely worsening shortness of breath.  The differential for honeycombing pattern is wide and includes entities such as usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), among others. The pattern implies end stage lung disease. The diagnosis in this case … Continue reading