Rheumatoid interstitial lung disease

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Chronic shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

CT demonstrates extensive pulmonary fibrosis in the mid and lower zones (note the extensive honeycombing) with co-existing severe centrilobular emphysema in the upper zones. 

The fibrosis is attributable to the patient's known rheumatoid arthritis, and the emphysema to a long history of smoking.

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Case information

rID: 12274
Published: 6th Nov 2010
Last edited: 7th Apr 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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