Pulmonary Amyloidosis Mimicking Interstitial Lung Disease in a Patient With Polymyozitis


Gokcay A., Isik M., Calguneri M.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, cilt.58, ss.159-161, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tftr.55706
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-161

Özet

Primary pulmonary amyloidosis is a localized type of amyloidosis which usually presents with parenchymal nodules, diffuse alveolar damage, or submucosal deposits in the airways. Polymyozitis is an inflammatory autoimmune myopathy characterized by symmetric weakness of the limb girdle and anterior neck muscles. Nearly 80-90% of cases with polymyositis are successfully treated with steroid and cyclophosphamide combination therapies. Polymyozitis also cause secondary interstitial lung disease and the radiological findings of these two diseases may not be easily discriminated from each other. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2072;58:159-61.