Rosane D Duarte Achcar

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BACKGROUND Current understanding of the clinical course of diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is poor and based predominantly on small case series. In our clinical experience, we have found that the diagnosis of DIPNECH is frequently delayed because respiratory symptoms are ascribed to other lung conditions. The(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize a novel cohort of patients with lung disease, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody positivity, without rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or other connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS The study sample included 74 subjects with respiratory symptoms, evaluated January 2008-January 2010 and found to have a positive(More)
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