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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Arthritis with lung problems

10/04/2007

Question:

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause lung problems?

Answer:

Yes, rheumatoid arthritis can cause lung problems usually in the form of interstitial lung disease, infections i.e. pneumonias, lung nodules and vasculitis.

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Response by:

Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University