An observational study of RA-ILD at tertiary care hospital in eastern IndiaAuthor(s):
Priyadarshini Behera and Rakhi LudamAbstract: Introductions:
The spectrum of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) have mainly been reported from the developed countries; data from developing countries is sparse and conflicting. The aim of this study is to describe the distribution of various RA-ILDs from a tertiary care hospital.
Methods: This is an analysis of prospectively collected clinical and demographic data of consecutive subjects with ILDs with special reference to RA-ILD from a single tertiary care medical center. The diagnosis of the specific subtype of ILD was made according to standard criteria for various ILDs.
Results: A total of 100 subjects with mean age and standard deviation 52.21 ± 14.41 and 37.0% male and 63.0% female were enrolled during the study period (March 2017 to December 2018). Cough was the most common symptoms 100.0% followed by 28.0%, shortness of breath (SOB) 98.0%, Wheezing 32.0%, Chest Pan (Pleuritic) 41.0% subjects had a restrictive defect on spirometry It was found that 61% subjects had pallor, 40% subjects had clubbing, 42% subjects had edema, 65% subjects had arthalgia (S/L), 37% subjects had skin manifestations and 14% subjects had mucosal involment. Total in16 no. of RA-ILD cases (9) male (7) female having UIP pattern n-11 & NSIP pattern in n-5 cases.
Conclusion: RA-ILD among the CTD-ILDs was the most common ILDs seen at a tertiary center in earthern India similar to the spectrum reported from developed countries. More studies are required from developing countries to ascertain the spectrum of ILDs in different geographic locales. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2019.v1.i1a.91Pages: 23-26 | Views: 37 | Downloads: 19Download Full Article: Click Here
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Priyadarshini Behera, Rakhi Ludam. An observational study of RA-ILD at tertiary care hospital in eastern India
. Int J Adv Res Med 2019;1(1):23-26. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2019.v1.i1a.91