Case Report

Organizing pneumonia as the initial presentation in rheumatoid arthritis – A case report

Harveen Kaur*, Dilbag Singh and Naveen Pandhi

Published: 25 June, 2021 | Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Pages: 051-053

Organizing pneumonia (OP), can be seen in association with lung injury, infection, drug intoxication, and connective tissue diseases. Patients of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are prone to develop interstitial lung disease (ILD), but the pulmonary involvement usually occurs several years after the joint manifestations. Only in about 10% cases of RA, the initial manifestation of the disease can be in the form of interstitial lung disease. OP as the initial manifestation of RA is extremely uncommon occurrence.

Here is presented a case of 52-year-old male who presented with OP as the initial manifestation of RA. On investigation, the RA factor and anti-CCP Antibodies were positive. Based on clinical, radiological and histopathological findings the diagnosis was established.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA); organizing pneumonia (OP); Interstitial lung disease (ILD)


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