Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP) is categorized as Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia (IIP), in which the cause is unknown. Ayoung female of 22 years presented in 34 weeks gestation with abruptio placentae (AP) and underwent Lower Segment Caesarian Section (LSCS) for AP. It progressed to type II respiratory failure secondary to AIPon 4th day post-surgery. It remained unresponsive when treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV-BiPAP) along with antibiotics. Later, a trial treatment of pulse therapy of Methylprednisolone was executed on 7th day post-surgery which resulted in dramatic improvement in symptoms. It is uncommon to have type II respiratory failure secondary to AIP, and it is rarely steroid responsive.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Salim, M. U.,
Mustahsan, S. M.,
(2017). Abruptio placentae with type II respiratory failure secondary to acute interstitial pneumonia responsive to steroids.. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 27(9), s106-S107.
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