Eosinophilic Pneumonia Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Description of a Case Report and Review of the Literature
KeywordsEosinophilic pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, steroid therapy.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a systemic inflammatory disease, may induce pulmonary manifestations. We describe a case of longstanding RA presenting with eosinophilic pneumonia (EP). Rare case reports of tissue eosinophilia involving isolated organs in the setting of RA exist in the literature. It has been shown that the production of proinflammatory cytokines activates different cell group and can simultaneously play a role in RA and induce eosinophils infiltration in target tissue. An appropriate lowest possible dosage of steroid therapy is essential, whereas EP may be a rare subset of pulmonary involvement in RA.
Issue: Vol 2 No 6 (2015) (view)