Clinical course and outcome of rheumatoid arthritis-related usual interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Song2013ClinicalC,
  title={Clinical course and outcome of rheumatoid arthritis-related usual interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={J W Song and H I Lee and Chang Keun Lee and Eun Jin Chae and Se Jin Jang and Thomas Vail Colby and Dong Soon Kim},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={103-12}
}
BACKGROUND Although the prognosis of interstitial pneumonia in connective tissue disorders is better than that of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is controversial. OBJECTIVES To determine prognosis, clinical course and prognostic factors of the patients with RA-UIP and compare them to IPF. DESIGN Retrospective review of 84 patients with RA-UIP (biopsy-proven: 30) from two tertiary referral centers… CONTINUE READING
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