Connective tissue disease-associated lung disease

Amy L Olson, Kevin K Brown, Aryeh Fischer
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America 2012, 32 (4): 513-36
This article provides a broad overview of the complex intersection between the connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and their pulmonary manifestations. Indirect pulmonary complications - such as respiratory infection and medication-induced lung toxicity - are briefly discussed, and the importance of a comprehensive assessment of the patient with CTD with respiratory symptoms is emphasized. A concise review of the many pulmonary manifestations of each specific CTD is provided, and particular emphasis is placed on CTD-associated interstitial lung disease.

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