Use of high resolution computed tomography of the lungs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{CORTET1995UseOH,
  title={Use of high resolution computed tomography of the lungs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Bernard. CORTET and Ren{\'e} Marc Flipo and Martine Remy-Jardin and P. Coquerelle and Bernard Duquesnoy and Jacques Remy and Bernard Delcambre},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={815-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with and without respiratory symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty eight RA patients with a mean duration of disease 12 (SD 8) years were evaluated. Eleven patients were excluded because of previous exposure to silica. The 77 remaining patients formed two groups according to the absence (group I, n = 38) or the presence (group II, n = 39) of chronic… CONTINUE READING

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