Evidence for chronic inflammation as a component of the interstitial lung disease associated with progressive systemic sclerosis.

@article{Rossi1985EvidenceFC,
  title={Evidence for chronic inflammation as a component of the interstitial lung disease associated with progressive systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Giovanni A Rossi and Peter B Bitterman and Stephen I. Rennard and V{\'i}ctor J. Ferrans and Ronald G. Crystal},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={
          612-7
        }
}
Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) is a generalized disorder characterized by fibrosis of many organs including the lung parenchyma. Unlike most other interstitial disorders, traditional concepts of the interstitial lung disease associated with PSS have held it to be a "pure" fibrotic disorder without a significant inflammatory component. To directly evaluate whether an active alveolitis is associated with this disorder, patients with chronic interstitial lung disease and PSS were studied by… CONTINUE READING

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