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April 1985

Fulminant Respiratory Failure and Death in a Patient With Idiopathic Bronchiolitis Obliterans

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Webb Waring Lung Institute (Drs Iannuzzi, Petty, and Fisher) and the Department of Pathology (Dr Farhi), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, and Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez, Colo (Dr Bostrom).

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(4):733-734. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360040167036

• A middle-aged man with fulminant respiratory failure was found to have idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia on lung biopsy specimen. His course was atypical in that it was not altered by steroid therapy and led to fulminant respiratory failure and death.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:733-734)