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A Rare Case of Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia with Sarcoidosis Overlap

Harveen Kaur, J Arora, NC Kajal, Dilbag Singh

Keywords : Bronchoalveolar lavage, Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, High-resolution computed tomography chest, Sarcoidosis, Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme levels, Transbronchial biopsy

Citation Information : Kaur H, Arora J, Kajal N, Singh D. A Rare Case of Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia with Sarcoidosis Overlap. Indian J Respir Care 2023; 12 (1):93-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1012

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 14-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) with sarcoidosis, as an overlap disease, occurs infrequently. We report a case of an elderly female, who was diagnosed as a case of COP based on radiological and histopathological evaluation. After the systemic steroid therapy, there occurred a significant fall in serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (SACE) levels, pointing toward the clinical diagnosis of sarcoidosis. This case raises the possibility of sarcoidosis as an etiology of COP in patients with a mixed spectrum of presentation.

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