Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) in Sjögren's syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Eleonora Tricarico

Presentation

Dry mouth and eyes.

Patient Data

Age: 6th decade
Gender: Female

Thin-walled lung cysts and enlargement of the left submandibular gland noted.

Enlargement of the left submandibular gland and atrophy of the right submandibular gland.

Case Discussion

In most cases the diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome (SS) is made clinically based on the sicca syndrome combined with serology of antinuclear antibodies. 

This pathology involves in most cases the parotid glands, but the submandibular glands also may be involved. 

Interstitial pneumonia is frequently observed in patients with SS, who commonly present with a dry cough.

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Case information

rID: 42240
Case created: 12th Jan 2016
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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