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Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Aug;23(1):70-8.

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Department of Medicine, Radiology, and Pathology, State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-8161.

Abstract

The case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea and upper lobe pulmonary infiltrates and shortly thereafter developed seropositive, erosive polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is presented. An open-lung biopsy to evaluate progression of infiltrates showed bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia (BOOP). Both lung and articular disease responded rapidly to corticosteroid therapy. Interrelationships between BOOP, bronchiolitis obliterans, and interstitial fibrosis with connective tissue disease are discussed.

PMID:
8235666
DOI:
10.1016/s0049-0172(05)80027-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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