The authors define BOOP and present its epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, diagnostic studies, and treatment and describe nursing interventions.

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a form of interstitial lung disease with unique signs and symptoms, radiological findings, and prognostic indicators.11 BOOP was first described as a separate disease by Epler et al22 in 1985 and since then has been extensively investigated and has been reported to occur throughout the world.33 BOOP is clinicopathological syndrome that is an important cause of acute respiratory illness in adults. Patients experience a subacute onset of mild dyspnea, a nonproductive cough, bilateral crackles, sore throat, fever, and malaise. In this article, we define BOOP and present its epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, diagnostic studies, and treatment and describe nursing interventions. A case study illustrates...

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