IPF acute exacerbation
IPF acute exacerbation

Six weeks later, the patient required hospitalization due to rapidly progressive dyspnea. HRCT at the same level shows extensive ground-glass opacification superimposed on the findings of reticulation, traction bronchiectasis, and honeycombing. This appearance is typical of acute exacerbation of IPF. The patient was intubated and ventilated, but expired after 4 days.