Predictors of progression of HRCT diagnosed fibrosing alveolitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Dawson2002PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of progression of HRCT diagnosed fibrosing alveolitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Julie K. Dawson and Hilary Fewins and Joel Desmond and M P Lynch and Donald R Graham},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={517-21}
}
BACKGROUND Fibrosing alveolitis (FA) is the most serious pleuropulmonary extra-articular feature of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Features that predict progression of FA in patients with RA have not yet been determined. OBJECTIVE To identify clinical features that predict progressive FA in patients with RA. METHODS An unselected cohort of 29 patients with RA and FA confirmed by high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) were studied prospectively for 24 months. Three monthly clinical… CONTINUE READING
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