Thoracic manifestations of connective tissue diseases.

  title={Thoracic manifestations of connective tissue diseases.},
  author={Carina A Ruano and Rita N Lucas and Cec{\'i}lia I Leal and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Lourenço and Sofia J. Pinheiro and Ot{\'i}lia Monteiro Fernandes and Lu{\'i}sa Figueiredo},
  journal={Current problems in diagnostic radiology},
  volume={44 1},
Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) comprise several immunologic systemic disorders, each of which associated with a particular set of clinical manifestations and autoimmune profile. CTDs may cause numerous thoracic abnormalities, which vary in frequency and pattern according to the underlying disorder. The CTDs that most commonly involve the respiratory system are progressive systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis… CONTINUE READING
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