Breathing New Life into Interstitial Lung Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
interstitial lung disease
Immune System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
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AbstractClinical heterogeneity is a hallmark of many autoimmune disorders, and clinical or subclinical pulmonary involvement is a common extraarticular feature of the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) phenotype. High-resolution computed tomography reveals evidence of pulmonary abnormalities in more than half of patients with RA, and clinically significant interstitial lung disease (ILD) will develop in approximately 10% of patients.It is currently difficult to identify these patients and to intervene early in the clinical course of their lung disease.
N Engl J Med. 2018 Oct 20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1811767. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
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