Interstitial pneumonitis with autoimmune features: 2 case reports and review of literature

https://doi.org/10.4081/br.2020.46

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  • Antonella Laria | lariantonella@yahoo.it Rheumatology Unit, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta (MI), Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5375-0951
  • Alfredomaria Lurati Rheumatology Unit, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta (MI), Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2784-9816
  • Daniela Mazzocchi Rheumatology Unit, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta (MI), Italy.
  • Mariagrazia Marrazza Rheumatology Unit, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta (MI), Italy.
  • Katia Angela Re Rheumatology Unit, Fornaroli Hospital, Magenta (MI), Italy.
  • Paola Maria Faggioli Internal Medicine Unit, Ospedale Civile, Legnano (MI), Italy.
  • Antonino Mazzone Internal Medicine Unit, Ospedale Civile, Legnano (MI), Italy.

Abstract

The classification of interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) is used to categorize patients with an autoimmune substrate and pulmonary interstitial involvement, who do not meet the classification criteria for any specific connective tissue disease. These patients seem to have a better clinical course than patients with IPAF. The diagnosis of IPAF is of paramount importance and a window of opportunity to identify and to treat forms of early onset of pulmonary interstitial disease without any established damage and to recognize incomplete forms of connective diseases preventing complete clinical manifestation.

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Published
2021-01-08
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Keywords:
IPAF, interstitial pneumonia.
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Laria, A., Lurati, A., Mazzocchi, D., Marrazza, M., Re, K. A., Faggioli, P. M., & Mazzone, A. (2021). Interstitial pneumonitis with autoimmune features: 2 case reports and review of literature. Beyond Rheumatology, 2(3), 93–96. https://doi.org/10.4081/br.2020.46

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