Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia

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Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia.[1][2][3]

It has a better prognosis than usual interstitial pneumonia.[4][5]


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  4. Cotran, Ramzi S.; Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Nelso Fausto; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K. (2005). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders. p. 731. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1.
  5. Leslie KO (2005). "Historical perspective: a pathologic approach to the classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias". Chest. 128 (5 Suppl 1): 513S–519S. doi:10.1378/chest.128.5_suppl_1.513S. PMID 16304241. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)