Nodules in lung parenchyma (a.k.a. nodulosis)

(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 : 26/12/2017

Causative drugs