Table 5 Treatment in non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP)
StudyNo of casesNo treated (%)Outcome in those followed up
Remission n (%)Improved n (%)No change n (%)Deteriorated n (%)Deaths n (%)
Katzenstein and Fiorelli3*64§48 (75%)21 (44%)18 (38%)5 (10%)
Park34†77 (100%)3 (43%)4 (57%)0
Cottin14*1212 (100%)7 (58%)3 (25%)2 (17%)0
Nagai16†3119 (61%)5 (16%)18 (58%)3 (10%)3 (10%)2 (6%)
Fujita375*2424 (100%)20** (83%)4 (17%)
Daniil1515¶12 (80%)3 (21%)4 (29%)2 (14%)3 (21%)2 (14%))
Nicholson4†2821 (75%)6**217 (61%)
Flaherty373‡1010 (100%)4 (40%)5 (50%)1 (10%)
191151 (79%)43 (23%)73 (38%)29 (15%)
  • *Idiopathic and connective tissue disease-associated NSIP

  • †Idiopathic NSIP only.

  • ‡Prospective study.

  • §Outcome known in 48 individuals.

  • ¶Outcome known in 14 individuals.

  • **Graded as responders or non-responders/decliners.