desquamative interstitial pneumonia

desquamative interstitial pneumonia
chronic pneumonia of unknown etiology, characterized by prominence of intra-alveolar macrophages (which were formerly thought to be desquamated large alveolar cells); it is associated with dyspnea and often a nonproductive and harsh cough, and typically occurs in smokers.

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