Diffuse parenchymal pattern (DPP)

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  • View:
    Lateral and VD

  • Defining characteristics:
    An abnormal test for diffuse parenchymal pattern indicates that both the cranioventral and caudodorsal lungs are affected by an interstitial and/or alveolar pattern

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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Pulmonary edema, hemorrhage, pulmonary fibrosis, ARDS (acute respiratory disease syndrome), neoplasia

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has the patient been coughing? Has there been any vomiting or regurgitation? 

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider thoracic ultrasound, consider *SignalCare MDB

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on *SignalCare MDB and physical exam findings, discuss diuretic and cardiac treatment vs antibiotic therapy, +/- oxygen therapy, or other

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound