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 contain autoantibody trying out, ultility of bronchoalveolar lavage in autoimmune ailment, 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 influence 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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