The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--9

Pleura: In connective tissue diseases

Kaushik Saha 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kaushik Saha
Rabindra Pally, 1st Lane, P.O. Nimta, Kolkata - 700 049, West Bengal

Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) (or collagen vascular diseases) represent a heterogeneous group of immunologically mediated disorders that affects many organs of the body including pleura. Frequency, presentation, and prognosis of pleural involvement depend on the underlying CTD. Connective tissue disorders may be heritable such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta; and autoimmune such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), Sjögren's syndrome (SS), dermatomyositis (DM), and polymyositis (PM). The subject of this review is to describe the variety of pleural disorders observed in the most frequent types of CTD: SLE, RA, scleroderma, SS, DM, PM, and MCTD.

How to cite this article:
Saha K. Pleura: In connective tissue diseases.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2016;4:6-9

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Saha K. Pleura: In connective tissue diseases. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 May 30 ];4:6-9
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