Nodulosis, pulmonary

(Fr: nodulose pulmonaire) or accelerated pulmonary nodulosis. This pattern is restricted to the rheumatoid arthritis patient. It is is the form of new nodules or the rapid increase in size and/or cavitation of preexisting rheumatoid nodules that are temporally associated with exposure to a drug. The role of medications is unclear. Other etiologies (lung cancer, tuberculosis, another infection) must be carefully excluded using history, FOB, and PET-scan. See also under XIo

Last update : 06/11/2015

Causative drugs