Lung involvement in connective tissue diseases: a comprehensive review and a focus on rheumatoid arthritis.


The lungs are frequently involved in Connective Tissue Diseases (CTDs). Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the most common pleuropulmonary manifestations that affects prognosis significantly. In practice, rheumatologists and other physicians tend to underestimate the impact of CTD-ILDs and diagnose respiratory impairment when it has reached an… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.autrev.2013.05.001


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