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Organizing Pneumonia as the First Clinical Manifestation of Early Stage Rheumatoid Arthritis Determined by Hand Joints Synovitis Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Hiroaki Ishikawa1, Yuichi Machishima1, Hiroaki Tachi1, Seiji Mogi1, Ai Hosaka2, Takashi Mamiya2, Taichi Hayashi2, Hideo Terashima3
and Shinji Teramoto2*
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachinaka General Hospital, Japan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hitachinaka Medical Education and Research Center, The University of Tsukuba, Japan
3 Department of Surgery, Hitachinaka Medical Education and Research Center, The University of Tsukuba, Japan
Corresponding Author : Shinji Teramoto
Hitachinaka Education and Research Center
The University of Tsukuba, Ishikawa-cho 20-1
Hitachinakashi, 312-0057 Ibaraki Japan
Tel: 81-29-354-5926
Fax: 81-29-354-5111
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 07, 2014; Accepted March 25, 2014; Published April 30, 2014
Citation: Ishikawa H, Machishima Y, Tachi H, Mogi S, Hosaka A, et al. (2014) Organizing Pneumonia as the First Clinical Manifestation of Early Stage Rheumatoid Arthritis Determined by Hand Joints Synovitis Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Gen Med (Los Angel) 2:138. doi: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000138
Copyright: © 2014 Ishikawa H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

We report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with organizing pneumonia (OP) as the first manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He experienced repeated episodes of pneumonia, which did not respond to several antibiotics. The lymphocyte dominant cell increase in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid on chest computerized tomography suggested OP. Although he did not present with articular symptoms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed synovitis of the hand joints without joint erosion, suggesting that this was a case of early stage RA. The MRI may be a useful diagnostic tool in asymptomatic patients with early stage RA.

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