What is cryptogenic organizing pneumonia?

Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia is a chronic inflammation and granulation of the bronchioles and alveoli in the lungs. It is also known as Bronchiolitis obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP) but should not be confused with another condition called obliterative bronchiolitis.

How do members experience cryptogenic organizing pneumonia?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for cryptogenic organizing pneumonia*

Who has cryptogenic organizing pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 5
40s 10
50s 12
60s 24
70+ 21

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 50