Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia associated with essential mixed cryoglobulinemia

Leila H. Zackrison, Paul Katz

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Abstract

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is an uncommon and underrecognized pathologic finding observed in a variety of syndromes including connective tissue diseases. Although lung involvement in essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (EMC) has been reported, there are no previous reports of BOOP in EMC. We report herein a case of longstanding EMC associated with interstitial and cavitary lung disease histologically consistent with BOOP. A theory of a possible etiologic basis for the development of BOOP in patients with connective tissue diseases is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1627-1630
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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