The lung in autoimmune rheumatic disorders

A.U. Wells and H.R. Branley

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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The lung in autoimmune rheumatic disorders

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Lung complications occur in all rheumatological disorders, but their frequency and type vary strikingly between different systemic diseases. Greater routine use of high-resolution CT and echocardiography means that interstitial lung disease and pulmonary vascular disease are increasingly recognized, which can create clinical difficulty in distinguishing between subclinical involvement and significant disease....

Chapter.  6667 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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