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what is SLE?

systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes pleuritis ( with or without effusion)


what are the pulmonary manifestations of SLE?

pleuritis ( with or without effusion)

inflammatory or fibrotic forms of ILD

alveolar haemorrhage

shrinking lung syndrome

pulmonary hypertension

airways disease

and thromboembolic disease


what is the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and ILD?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that affects approximately 1% of the population,1 and pulmonary involvement is common. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the primary pulmonary manifestation of RA


what is wegener's granulomatosis ?

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly referred to as Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), is a systemic disorder that involves both granulomatosis and polyangiitis. It is a form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects small- and medium-size vessels in many organs.


what is churg strauss syndrome?

Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS, also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis [EGPA] or allergic granulomatosis) is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels (vasculitis) in persons with a history of airway allergic hypersensitivity (atopy).


what is behcet's disease?

Behcet's (beh-CHETS) disease, also called Behcet's syndrome, is a rare disorder that causes inflammation in blood vessels throughout your body. The inflammation of Behcet's disease leads to numerous symptoms that may initially seem unrelated.