An adolescent with idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis. Case report

Atag E., Ikizoglu N. B., GÖKDEMİR Y., ERDEM ERALP E., KIYAN G., Yilmazbayhan D., ...More

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.116, no.1, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a rare disorder recently included in rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonias according to the updated American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification. IPPFE is characterized by pleural and subpleural parenchymal fibrosis causing volume loss predominantly in the upper lung lobes. Age of onset is variable, IPPFE mainly occurs in third and fourth decades.