Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
ALEMAN, C.; ALEGRE, J.; RECIO, J. y FERNANDEZ DE SEVILLA, T.. Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia associated to Legionella pneumophila. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.3, pp.41-43. ISSN 0212-7199.
Bronchilitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is an unusual pulmonary condition. The clinical features and the radiologic findings are useful for the diagnosis of BOOP. However it is necessary to confirm its presence by an open or transbronchial pulmonary biopsy specimen. BOOP is usually idiopathic, although it may also occur in association with connective tissue disease, some haemathologic disorders and in response to viral infections. The association of Legionella pneumophila infection with BOOP is very rare.
Palabras clave : BOOP; Legionella pneumophila.