Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia

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An idiopathic interstitial pneumonia which involves diffuse interstitial infiltration of involved areas mostly with T lymphocytes, plasma cells, and macrophages. Lymphoid hyperplasia is frequently seen. Onset is often slow with gradually increasing cough and breathlessness over 3 or more years. Fever, weight loss, chest pain, and arthralgia are occasionally found. Crackles may be detected as the disease progresses.

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