The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45--48

Organizing pneumonia as preliminary presentation of rheumatoid arthritis: A case report and review of literature


Vikrant Ranga1, Amitesh Gupta2, Parul Mrigpuri3, Sonam Spalgais4 
1 MD Pulmonary Medicine, Consultant and Head of Department, Department Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. Prem Superspeciality Hospital, Panipat, Haryana, India
2 MD Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Officer, Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, India
3 MD Pulmonary Medicine, Assistant Professor Department Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
4 DNB Pulmonary Medicine, Assistant Professor Department Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Parul Mrigpuri
Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi-110007
India

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease frequently involving the respiratory system. Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a defined pulmonary manifestation seen in patients with RA-associated interstitial lung disease. Even though OP following articular involvement is common, rarely it could be the first manifestation of RA. We herein report a case of 45-year-old female, who presented with OP as the first manifestation of RA with negative serology at presentation.


How to cite this article:
Ranga V, Gupta A, Mrigpuri P, Spalgais S. Organizing pneumonia as preliminary presentation of rheumatoid arthritis: A case report and review of literature.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2021;9:45-48


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Ranga V, Gupta A, Mrigpuri P, Spalgais S. Organizing pneumonia as preliminary presentation of rheumatoid arthritis: A case report and review of literature. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];9:45-48
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