Former vice minister of Reconstruction agency died of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias in Miyagi

Former vice minister of Reconstruction agency died of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias


Former vice minister of Reconstruction agency, Konno (Former member of the House of Councillors from Democratic Party of Japan) died of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias on 4/24/2013.

He was hospitalized in Sendai Miyagi. He was 65 years old.


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“Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are interstitial lung diseases of unknown etiology that share similar clinical and radiologic features and are distinguished primarily by the histopathologic patterns on lung biopsy. Classified into 6 histologic subtypes, all are characterized by varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis and all cause dyspnea. Diagnosis is based on history, physical examination, imaging, pulmonary function tests, and lung biopsy. Treatment varies by subtype but typically involves corticosteroids, cytotoxic drugs, or both; treatment is frequently ineffective. Prognosis varies by subtype and ranges from excellent to nearly always fatal.”




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L’ex-vice ministre à la Reconstruction décède à Sendai d’une pneumonie idiopathique interstitielle

Le précédent vice-ministre à la Reconstruction décède dans le Miyagi d'une pneumonie idiopathique interstitielle

L’ex-vice ministre à la reconstruction, M. Konno (ancien membre de la Chambre des Conseillers du Parti Démocratique du Japon) est décédé des suites d’une pneumonie interstitielle idiopathique le 24 avril 2013.

Il était hospitalisé à Sendai, préfecture du Miyagi. Il avait 65 ans.

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“Les pneumonies idiopathique interstitielles (PIIs) sont des maladies interstitielles des poumons d’étiologie inconnue qui partagent des signes cliniques et radiologiques similaires et qui se distinguent principalement sur des traits histopathologiques des biopsies pulmonaires.. Classés en 6 sous-types histologiques, ils se caractérisent tous par différents degrés d’inflammation et de fibrose et provoquent tous des dyspnées. Le diagnostic se base sur l’histoire, l’examen physique, l’imagerie, des examens fonctionnels pulmonaires et des biopsies des poumons. Les traitements varient selon le sous-type mais emploient typiquement des corticostéroïdes, des médicaments cytotoxiques ou les deux; Le traitement est souvent inefficace. Le pronostic est variable selon le sous-type et se répartit d’excellent à pratiquement toujours fatal.”

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