Conditions in subjects with rheumatic diseases: pulmonary manifestations of vasculitides
1 Vasculitis Center, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck and Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, Germany
2 Department of Pulmology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Germany
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:224 doi:10.1186/ar3307Published: 30 June 2011
Pulmonary involvement is a common complication of vasculitides, especially small vessel vasculitides. This review provides an overview of vasculitic manifestations of the lung as well as of other organs involved in vasculitides. Furthermore, it provides the diagnostic procedures required to asses a patient with vasculitic lung involvement and gives an overview of current treatment strategies.