Polymyositis and Sjögren's syndrome associated with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

T Imasaki, A Yoshii, S Tanaka, T Ogura, A Ishikawa, T Takahashi
Internal Medicine 1996, 35 (3): 231-5
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) occurred in a 53-year-old woman with well-documented Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) and polymyositis (PM). BOOP has often been reported as a pulmonary manifestation of collagen vascular diseases, mainly rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the association of BOOP and PM has rarely been documented. A search of the literature showed only 16 case reports of BOOP associated with polymyositis-dermatomyositis (PM-DM). It is interesting that BOOP occurred prior to PM-DM, while it is commonly believed to occur after RA.

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