Respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease

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Respiratory_bronchiolitis-interstitial_lung_disease, abbreviated RBILD and RB-ILD, is a type of diffuse lung disease.

It is also known as respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease.

General

Microscopic

Features:[1]

  • Brown pigmented airspace macrophages - smoker's macrophages - key feature.
    • Cannot count (distinct) granules.
  • Inflammation of the terminal bronchioles.

Note:

  • The histologic features of RBILD may be present peri-tumoural.
  • Hemosiderin-laden macrophages have coarse granules - that one can count.

DDx:

Image

See also

References

  1. Leslie, Kevin O.; Wick, Mark R. (2004). Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach (1st ed.). Churchill Livingstone. pp. 197-8. ISBN 978-0443066313.