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Intertitial lung disease

Lívia Regina Theilacker, Fabíola Sampaio Brandão, Fernanda Velloso Goulart, João Luiz Pereira Vaz, Luiz Octávio Dias D'Almeida, Maria Cecília da Fonseca Salgado
Antissintetase Syndrome (ASS) is characterized by myositis, Raunaud's phenomenon, fever, intertitial lung disease, mechanic's hands and arthropathy associated with the presence of antibodies against tRNA synthetase, especially anti-Jo-1. This article aims to review the literature on ASS and report two cases where the first is a patient with polymyositis who developed subluxation on the proximal interphalangeal joint of bilateral first right finger after a few years of the disease, associated with pulmonary manifestations and positive anti-JO-1...
March 2015: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
S Hammami, L Ghédira Besbès, S Hadded, S Chouchane, Ch Ben Meriem, M N Gueddiche
Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare and serious disorder in children of unknown aetiolopathogeny. Association of IPH and coeliac disease (CD) is even rarer. Immunological origin of IPH is now well accepted. We report the case of an 11-year-old female admitted for evaluation of recurrent streaky haemoptysis that had been evolving over the previous 9 months. Physical examination revealed weight loss with normal weight, but there was cutaneous and mucosal pallor due to severe anaemia (haemoglobin 4...
June 2008: Respiratory Medicine
M Boulos, J M Costa, C E Tosta
Pulmonary involvement occurs in 3 to 10% of the cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and represents the most serious complication of this infection, with a lethality of about 70%. The understanding of its pathogenesis is still very fragmentary, however it is recognized that activation of the immune system by antigens released by the parasite plays an important role in the induction and worsening of lung damage. Capillary endothelial cells, which control the flux of fluids to the interstitial space, appear to be the most involved structure...
January 1993: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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