Progressive pulmonary fibrocystic changes of both upper lungs in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

Do Youn Kim, Seok Jeong Lee, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang, Yookyung Kim

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Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory multisystem disease that primarily affects the axial joints. Pleuropulmonary involvement is an uncommon extra-articular manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. There is a wide spectrum of pulmonary parenchymal changes in ankylosing spondylitis, beginning in the early stages of the disease and increasing over time. The lesions are usually asymptomatic, and not visible on chest radiographs in early stages. We reported a case of advanced ankylosing spondylitis in a 56-year-old man with progressive pulmonary bullous fibrocystic changes on both upper lobes that were misdiagnosed as tuberculosis in the early stages of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Ankylosing
  • Cystic disease of lung
  • Spondylitis

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