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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sonia L. Betancourt-Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
            • Synonyms

              • Rheumatoid lung
            • Definitions

              • Autoimmune, destructive, systemic disorder characterized by symmetric polyarthritis with chronic inflammation, erosion, and cartilage damage
                • Most common connective tissue disease
              • Pulmonary complications in 60-80% of patients
                • Related to RA or to treatment

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        • Reporting Tips

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Messina R et al: Interstitial lung disease in elderly rheumatoid arthritis patients. Drugs Aging. 37(1):11-8, 2020
                                          2. Duarte AC et al: The lung in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients-an overview of different types of involvement and treatment. Rheumatology (Oxford). 58(11):2031-8, 2019
                                          3. Esposito AJ et al: Thoracic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Chest Med. 40(3):545-60, 2019
                                          4. Spagnolo P et al: The lung in rheumatoid arthritis: focus on interstitial lung disease. Arthritis Rheumatol. 70(10):1544-54, 2018
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Rheumatoid lung
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Autoimmune, destructive, systemic disorder characterized by symmetric polyarthritis with chronic inflammation, erosion, and cartilage damage
                                                        • Most common connective tissue disease
                                                      • Pulmonary complications in 60-80% of patients
                                                        • Related to RA or to treatment

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                • Reporting Tips

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Messina R et al: Interstitial lung disease in elderly rheumatoid arthritis patients. Drugs Aging. 37(1):11-8, 2020
                                                                                  2. Duarte AC et al: The lung in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients-an overview of different types of involvement and treatment. Rheumatology (Oxford). 58(11):2031-8, 2019
                                                                                  3. Esposito AJ et al: Thoracic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Chest Med. 40(3):545-60, 2019
                                                                                  4. Spagnolo P et al: The lung in rheumatoid arthritis: focus on interstitial lung disease. Arthritis Rheumatol. 70(10):1544-54, 2018