Chest X-Ray of 27-Year-Old Woman Reveals ‘Sandstorm’ Pattern


A 27-year-old woman complains of dyspnea of several weeks duration. Chest radiographic films show bilateral infiltrates in the manner of a sandstorm. An open lung wedge biopsy is taken.

Your diagnosis is:

A. Usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP)
B. Desquamative interstitial pneumonitis (DIP)
C. Pulmonary fibrosis and corpora amylacea
D. Pulmonary microlithiasis
E. Non-specific pulmonary fibrosis