Desquamative interstitial pneumonia is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia featuring elevated levels of macrophages.
Its name is derived from the former belief that these macrophages were pneumocytes that had desquamated.
It is associated with patients with a history of smoking.
Treatment with methylprednisolone has been reported.
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