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Respiratory conditions associated with connective tissue disorders 

Respiratory conditions associated with connective tissue disorders
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Respiratory conditions associated with connective tissue disorders
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0039
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction 246

Specific respiratory conditions related to CTDs 246

Specific respiratory conditions related to drugs used for CTDs 247

Opportunistic pulmonary infection 248

Pulmonary complications are common in patients with connective tissue disorders (CTDs). They can be either specific respiratory conditions related to the CTD or side effects of medication used to treat the CTD, including opportunistic infection. When a rheumatological patient presents with acute respiratory symptoms, a number of disease-specific diagnoses should be considered...

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