Clinical Significance of Serum Autoantibodies in Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia

  title={Clinical Significance of Serum Autoantibodies in Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia},
  author={Bo Hyoung Kang and Jin Kyeong Park and Jae Hyung Roh and Jin Woo Song and Chang Keun Lee and Miyoung Kim and Se Jin Jang and Thomas Vail Colby and Dong Soon Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
Although autoantibodies are routinely screened in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, there are no reliable data on their clinical usefulness. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of autoantibodies for predicting the development of new connective tissue disease in these patients and also mortality. We conducted retrospective analysis of the baseline, and follow-up data for 688 patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (526 with idiopathic pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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