Pulmonary complications of connective tissue diseases.

  title={Pulmonary complications of connective tissue diseases.},
  author={Felix Woodhead and Athol U Wells and Sujal R. Desai},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={149-64, vii}
Lung involvement is common in patients who have complications of connective tissue disease (CTDs) and causes considerable morbidity and mortality. High resolution CT (HRCT) has a pivotal role in the detection of lung fibrosis. In patients who have coexistent pathologic processes, HRCT often allows the predominant process to be identified. HRCT has an important role in detecting possible complications such as opportunistic infection or the development of malignancy. However, the limitations of… CONTINUE READING