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Title: Morphologic Aspects of Interstitial Pneumonia With Autoimmune Features
Authors: NASCIMENTO, Ellen Caroline Toledo doBALDI, Bruno GuedesSAWAMURA, Marcio Valente YamadaDOLHNIKOFF, Marisa
Citation: ARCHIVES OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE, v.142, n.9, p.1080-1089, 2018
Abstract: Context.-Interstitial lung disease, a common complication observed in several connective tissue diseases, causes significant morbidity and mortality. Similar to individuals with connective tissue diseases, a significant subgroup of patients with clinical and serologic characteristics suggestive of autoimmunity but without confirmed specific connective tissue disease presents with associated interstitial lung disease. These patients have been classified using different controversial nomenclatures, such as undifferentiated connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease, lung-dominant connective tissue disease, and autoimmune featured interstitial lung disease. The need for a better understanding and standardization of this entity, interstitial lung disease with autoimmune features, and the need for an adequate management protocol for patients resulted in the introduction of a new terminology in 2015: interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features. This new classification requires a better comprehension of its diagnostic impact and the influence of its morphologic aspects on the prognosis of patients. Objective.-To review the diagnostic criteria for interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features, with an emphasis on morphologic aspects. Data Sources.-The review is based on the available literature, and on pathologic, radiologic, and clinical experience. Conclusions.-The interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features classification seems to identify a distinct subgroup of patients with different prognoses. Studies show that nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and usual interstitial pneumonia are the most prevalent morphologic patterns and show discrepant results on the impact of the usual interstitial pneumonia pattern on survival. Prospective investigations are necessary to better define this subgroup and to determine the prognosis and appropriate clinical management of these patients.
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