Variations in histological patterns of interstitial pneumonia between connective tissue disorders and their relationship to prognosis.

@article{Tansey2004VariationsIH,
  title={Variations in histological patterns of interstitial pneumonia between connective tissue disorders and their relationship to prognosis.},
  author={Donall K Tansey and Athol U Wells and Thomas Vail Colby and Stephen Ip and A Nikolakoupolou and Roland M du Bois and David M. Hansell and Andrew G. Nicholson},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={585-96}
}
AIMS AND METHODS Pulmonary parenchymal disease is common in patients with connective tissue disorders (CTDs). However, most reports precede recognition of non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). We have therefore reviewed 54 lung biopsies from 37 patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM) (n = 13), Sjögren's syndrome (n = 5), rheumatoid arthritis (n = 17) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (n = 2) to assess the overall and relative frequencies of patterns of interstitial… CONTINUE READING

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