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Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia


Other Names for this Disease

  • DIPNECH
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Overview

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare condition in which cells called neuroendocrine cells spread and cluster in the small airways of the lungs. The majority of affected individuals are middled-aged women. Symptoms include shortness of breath and coughing. It is considered to be a precursor for pulmonary carcinoid tumors. Because so few cases have been reported in the medical literature, there is limited information on the prognosis and management of this condition.[1][2]
Last updated: 4/29/2011

References

  1. Warth A, Herpel E, Schmähl A, Storz K, & Schnabel PA. Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) in association with an adenocarcinoma: a case report. 2008; 2:21. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2254641/. Accessed 4/29/2011.
  2. Nassar AA, Jaroszewski DE, Helmers RA, Colby TV, Patel BM, Mookadam F. Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia: A Systematic Overview. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21471097. Accessed 4/29/2011.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • DIPNECH
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