Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
October 2014 Vol. 3(10), pp. 322-324
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Interstitial Lung Disease, Eosinophilia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gülbüz Sezgin, Fatih Oner Kaya, Yesim Ceylan, Vezir Köskenli and Selim Nalbant*

Department of Internal Medicine of University of Maltepe, ISTANBUL-TURKEY

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Accepted 20 October, 2014


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can cause mortality and morbidity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there is no definite risk factor, guide or marker to obtain before examining lung with high resolution computerized tomography (HRCT). We studied eosinophil in RA patients if there is a relation with inflammation and ILD. We could not find any relation between eosinophil and inflammation. However, there was eosinophilia in all patients with ILD findings of HRCT. Increased numbers of eosinophil can be a risk factor for ILD in patients with RA. Nevertheless, it is still needed further studies to make such a conclusion.

Keywords: Interstitial lung disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eosinophil


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