Rheumatoid lung disease

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


A 60 year-old female known case of rheumatoid arthritis presented with progressive shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

Frontal chest radiograph demonstrate a medium reticular process representing honeycomb with predominant peripheral distribution of the disease.

CT lung demonstrate changes of advance rheumatoid lung disease which include interstitial fibrotic changes, honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis with bibasilar and peripheral distribution.

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Case information

rID: 9119
Case created: 18th Mar 2010
Last edited: 29th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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