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Review

Conditions in subjects with rheumatic diseases: pulmonary manifestations of vasculitides

Julia U Holle1*, Frank Moosig1, Klaus Dalhoff2 and Wolfgang L Gross1

Author Affiliations

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

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:224  doi:10.1186/ar3307

Published: 30 June 2011

Abstract

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.