Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Valim2012AcuteFA,
  title={Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report},
  author={Val{\'e}ria Valim and Roberta Hora Rocha and Roberta Barcelos Couto and Thaysa Sim{\~o}es Paix{\~a}o and {\'E}rica Vieira Serrano},
  booktitle={Case reports in rheumatology},
  year={2012}
}
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP), recently described, is a histologic pattern characterized by the presence of fibrin "balls" within alveolar spaces. The term undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) is used to identify autoimmune systemic diseases that do not fulfill the criteria to be classified as a definitive connective tissue disease. The AFOP has never been reported in association with UCTD. The present reported case is a 39-year-old Caucasian, female with dry… CONTINUE READING

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