Concurrent Onset of Pulmonary and Articular Symptoms - Rare Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report

Authors

  • MA Rahim Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • S Parvin DEM, SMO, Department of Cardiology, BIRDEM
  • S Zaman Registrar, Department of Cardiology, NICVD
  • HF Haque Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • MM Rahman SMO, Department of GHPD, BIRDEM
  • SR Afroz MO, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • F Afroze SMO, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • JU Ahmed Asst. Prof. Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • AKMS Ahmed Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • MD Hossain Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • MR Rahman Asso. Prof. Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • AKM Musa Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM
  • KN Uddin Head, Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v4i1.18554

Keywords:

articular, concurrent, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary, rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract

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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v4i1.18554

Birdem Med J 2014; 4(1): 47-49

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Published

2014-04-10

How to Cite

Rahim, M., Parvin, S., Zaman, S., Haque, H., Rahman, M., Afroz, S., Afroze, F., Ahmed, J., Ahmed, A., Hossain, M., Rahman, M., Musa, A., & Uddin, K. (2014). Concurrent Onset of Pulmonary and Articular Symptoms - Rare Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 4(1), 47–49. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v4i1.18554

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Case Reports