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Clinical Features for Gold Lung (Gold Compound Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis)

Purpose:

To identify hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to a gold compound in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis using the criteria of Evans et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

J67.9

Description:

Occasionally a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who is being treated with a gold compound (chrysotherapy) will develop a hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Evans et al listed clinical findings associated with the syndrome. The authors are from Brown University and two community hospitals in Rhode Island.

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