What causes the honey comb appearance of the left lung?
Suggestive of end stage interstitial lung disease.
Thanks for posting your query on HCM.
I appreciate your concern for the honey coomb appearance of the left lung.
It is a non-neoplastic, inflammatory lung diseases also called diffuse parenchymal lung disease with fibrotic cystic (honeycomb changes) seen in the lungs of those with certain end-stage interstitial lung diseases. It is a pathologic finding and not a specific disease entity.
It is associated with Collagen vascular diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, Sjögren syndrome, and dermatomyositis/polymyositis.
However, sometimes it can occur without the above mentioned diseases.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a very good health.
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