fibrosing alveolitis -->
usual interstitial pneumonia of Liebow
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A progressive inflammatory condition starting with diffuse alveolar damage and resulting in fibrosis and honeycombing over a variable time period; also a common feature of collagen-vascular diseases.

Synonyms: fibrosing alveolitis, Hamman-Rich syndrome, idiopathic interstitial fibrosis.

Acronym: UIP

(05 Mar 2000)

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