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A case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, which presented an acute interstitial pneumonia-like image on chest CT scan.
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PMID:  23553659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We report the case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) complicated with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). A female patient was diagnosed with acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP) with MCTD by chest CT scan. Corticosteroid therapy was refractory for lung involvement, and she died due to acute respiratory failure. The autopsy revealed that AIP was compatible with lung involvement of CAPS. We therefore suggest that chest CT might reveal AIP-like findings in CAPS patients whose condition is complicated with pulmonary manifestations.
Authors:
Tomohiro Kameda; Hiroaki Dobashi; Kentaro Susaki; Junichi Danjo; Shusaku Nakashima; Hiromi Shimada; Miharu Izumikawa; Yohei Takeuchi; Hiroki Mitsunaka; Shuji Bandoh; Osamu Imataki; Masato Nose; Takuya Matsunaga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hematology, Rheumatology and Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa, 761-0793, Japan, t-kameda@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp.
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