Bronchiectasis as rare initial manifestation of Rheumatoid arthritis

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Saroj Patra
Nazmus Saquib
Uddalok Das
Pulak Kumar Jana

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Bronchiectasis is defined as an irreversible abnormal dilatation of the bronchial tree. It has a variety of underlying causes, with a common etiology of chronic inflammation. Bronchiectasis is one of the most prevalent respiratory signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although a hereditary predisposition to RA-related bronchitis has been shown, the notion of chronic bacterial infection-induced autoimmunity causing permanent bronchial damage is becoming increasingly popular among researchers. Patients with RA who have a persistent cough, excessive salivation, or recurrent respiratory infections should be suspected of having bronchiectasis; high-resolution thoracic computer tomography is required to establish the diagnosis. A multimodal treatment strategy is used to treat patients with bronchiectasis linked to RA

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Patra S, Saquib N, Das U, Jana PK. Bronchiectasis as rare initial manifestation of Rheumatoid arthritis. RJUMS [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 8 [cited 2024 May 25];1(2). Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/24
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Saroj Patra, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital

MBBS(2021-2025)

Nazmus Saquib, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital

Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Respiratory Medicine

Uddalok Das, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Darjeeling

Senior Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis

Pulak Kumar Jana, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

Professor,  Department of Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

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Patra S, Saquib N, Das U, Jana PK. Bronchiectasis as rare initial manifestation of Rheumatoid arthritis. RJUMS [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 8 [cited 2024 May 25];1(2). Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/24