Pulmonary Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease, An Issue of by Kristin B. Highland MD MSCR

By Kristin B. Highland MD MSCR

This factor brilliantly pairs a rheumatologist with a pulmonologist to discover all of the 14 article topics.  subject matters comprise autoantibody checking out, ultility of bronchoalveolar lavage in autoimmune affliction, and pulmonary manifestations of such stipulations as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Inflammatory Myopathies, and Relapsing Polychondritis.  The pulmonary vasculitities are mentioned, as is antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, and the effect of osteoporosis on pulmonary fuction.  Toxicity and tracking of immunosuppressive treatment utilized in systemic autoimmune ailments is reviewed, as is lung transplantation in autoimmune ailments.

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5 Clinical features suggesting the diagnosis of CF. These modes of clinical presentation are not mutually exclusive, and therefore the total is greater than 100%. Data from [2]. 6 Lung function (percent predicted) in the UK CF clinical population. Number of patients with data ϭ 4422. Data from [5]. 4 Severity of lung function defect (FEV1) by age. Severity of FEV1 defect Normal (Ͼ90% predicted) Mild (70–89% predicted) Moderate (40–69% predicted) Severe (Ͻ40% predicted) Children n % Adults n % 780 749 443 66 317 613 914 552 13 26 38 23 38 37 22 3 Data from UK Cystic Fibrosis Database Annual Data Report 2003 [5].

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