Resolution of Organizing Pneumonia Secondary to Nitrofurantoin without Immunosuppression

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Madeleine Warwick, I. Madeleine Di Frisco, Marie Clements-Baker and Onofre Moran-Mendoza

Abstract

Organizing pneumonia (OP) is an interstitial lung disease (ILD) that can be a primary process or secondary to a wide variety of medical conditions or medications, including nitrofurantoin. A prolonged course of corticosteroids is the mainstay of treatment for OP. We present a novel case of nitrofurantoin induced OP in an 82-year-old woman in which there was complete resolution clinical and radiographic findings following discontinuation of the drug and without the use of corticosteroids. This case highlights the potential role for watchful waiting when there is a clear modifiable trigger of OP in a stable patient in the outpatient setting.

Published on: August 29, 2023
doi: 10.17756/micr.2023-093
Citation:  Warwick M, Di Frisco IM, Clements Baker M, Moran-Mendoza O. 2023. Resolution of Organizing Pneumonia Secondary to Nitrofurantoin without Immunosuppression. J Med Imaging Case Rep 7(2): 33-35.

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