Clinical Characteristics of Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease in 1,044 Chinese Patients.

@article{Hu2016ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical Characteristics of Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease in 1,044 Chinese Patients.},
  author={Yang Hu and Liu-sheng Wang and Ya-Ru Wei and Shan-Shan Du and Yu-Kui Du and Xian He and Nan Li and Ying Zhou and Qiu-hong Li and Yi-Liang Su and Fen Ming Zhang and Li Shen and Dong Weng and Kevin K. Brown and Huiping Li},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2016},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={
          201-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because the prevalence of connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD; CTD-ILD) in China is unknown, we wanted to analyze the clinical characteristics of this disease in Chinese patients. METHODS The medical records of patients who received a diagnosis of ILD and treated in Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital from January 1999 to January 2013 were reviewed. Based on the records, patients who also received a diagnosis of CTD were identified, and their records… CONTINUE READING
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