著作: Imakura Takeshi/[豊田 優子]/[佐藤 正大]/[小山 壱也]/Nishimura Haruka/[香川 耕造]/Takahashi Naoki/[内藤 伸仁]/Murakami Kojin/[河野 弘]/[吾妻 雅彦]/[篠原 勉]/[西岡 安彦]/Distinct improvement of pulmonary function, ground-glass opacity, hypoxia and physical findings in an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient after pirfenidone treatment : a case report with a review of the literature./[The Journal of Medical Investigation : JMI]
(英) Distinct improvement of pulmonary function, ground-glass opacity, hypoxia and physical findings in an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient after pirfenidone treatment : a case report with a review of the literature.
(日) Background : Pirfenidone (PFD), an anti-fibrosis drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), suppresses disease progression and delays decline of forced vital capacity. However, this drug rarely makes marked improvement of pulmonary function, chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings and hypoxia. Case presentation : A 59 year-old-man, who was a former smoker and had a history of alcoholic liver cirrhosis, developed exertional dyspnea and was referred to our hospital. HRCT showed honeycomb changes with surrounding ground-glass opacity (GGO) in a predominantly basal and subpleural distribution. He was diagnosed with IPF and the treatment with PFD was started. At 16 months after the start of treatment, the predicted forced vital capacity value markedly improved from 82.9% to 98.6%. His resting-state partial pressure of arterial oxygen while breathing room air increased from a minimum of 54.7 mmHg (at 2 months treatment) to 72.5 mmHg. The GGO observed at diagnosis disappeared in HRCT. But after 32 months of treatment, his general condition got worse gradually, and he died from chronic progression of IPF after 48 months of treatment. Conclusion : Our case suggests that a complication of chronic liver disease and the existence of GGO may be characteristics of super-responder to PFD treatment for IPF patients. J. Med. Invest. 67 : 358-361, August, 2020.
The Journal of Medical Investigation : JMI([徳島大学.医学部])
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