Concurrent Onset of Pulmonary and Articular Symptoms - Rare Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report
Keywords:articular, concurrent, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary, rheumatoid arthritis
Lung is the most common extra-articular site of involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It can involve pleura, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vasculature. Among many diseases, most debilitating one is RA associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). Here, we describe a middle aged Bangladeshi lady who presented because of progressively deteriorating non-productive cough, exertional dyspnea and polyarthritis of 5 month duration. Diagnostic workup confirmed RA-ILD and she responded well with prednisolone, hydroxychloroquine and azathioprine.
Birdem Med J 2014; 4(1): 47-49