Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease
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Niknejad M, Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 01 Apr 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-94807
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3 Dec 2021
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Breath shortness and cough.
Age: 45 years
From the case: Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease
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There are bilateral interlobular septal thickening and subpleural lines peripherally and basally, accompanied by small tractional bronchiectasis and air cysts.
A dilated patulous esophagus is present, particularly at the distal portion.
The combination of basal pulmonary fibrosis and a dilated esophagus is undoubtedly suggestive of scleroderma. (known case)