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Desquamative interstitial pneumonitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract:

Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) is a rare form of interstitial lung disease (ILD) commonly found among healthy smokers. ILD is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and typically associated with a histopathological pattern of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). The present article describes an unusual case of DIP in a nonsmoking patient with SLE presenting as NSIP. DIP can occur in the context of SLE in patients with a negative smoking history, and clini...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
Canadian respiratory journal : journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
50-52
Publication date:
2012
EISSN:
1916-7245
ISSN:
1198-2241
URN:
uuid:548aeb0e-9f0a-4c98-b5c1-045717bfbd3d
Source identifiers:
400598
Local pid:
pubs:400598

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