Open lung biopsy of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Open lung biopsy of patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Markku Hakala and Paavo K P{\"a}{\"a}kk{\"o} and E. Huhti and Matti R. Tarkka and Seppo Sutinen},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
In order to shed light on the histological changes occurring in the lungs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we scrutinized an open lung biopsy file of 199 patients and selected the patients with RA. The histopathological patterns observed were: pulmonary rheumatoid nodules (4 cases, including one with rheumatoid pneumoconiosis); usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) (2 cases); desquamative interstitial pneumonia (2 cases); bronchiolitis obliterans with patchy organizing pneumonia (2… CONTINUE READING
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