Which diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are associated with rheumatologic/connective-tissue diseases?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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DPLDs associated with rheumatologic/connective-tissue diseases include the following:

  • Scleroderma (CREST syndrome/progressive systemic scleroderma)

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Mixed connective-tissue disease

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

  • The pulmonary-renal syndromes (ie, Wegner or Goodpasture disease) - Often included with this group; however, predominant manifestation is vasculitis rather than fibrosis

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