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Literature Review
Comprehensive review of current diagnostic and treatment approaches to interstitial lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis
1 Department of Rheumatology, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 6: 146-149
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2019.19036
Key Words: Interstitial lung disease, arthritis, life threatening
Abstract

 

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the extra-articular involvement forms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it is associated with increased mortality. The presence of genetic susceptibility, smoking, rheumatoid factor positivity, and the presence of anticitrulline peptide antibodies are factors contributing to the development of ILD in patients with RA. Early diagnosis and treatment of ILD contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality. We herein evaluated the current literature for the diagnosis and treatment of RA-associated ILD.

 

 

Cite this article as: Bes C. Comprehensive review of current diagnostic and treatment approaches to interstitial lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 6(3): 146-9.

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