J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2001 Sep;19(5):547-549.

Polymyositis Associated with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

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  • 1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University.

Abstract

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a clinicopathologic syndrome of pulmonary inflammatory responses which has become increasingly recognized and has been described in association with a variety of disorders. We present a case of polymyositis associated with BOOP that responded to a corticosteroid therapy. The patient had a nonproductive cough, increasing dyspnea, fatigue, mild proximal limb weakness, and bilateral basal interstitial infiltrates on chest X-ray. This case will add further strength to the association of BOOP with polymyositis. (J Korean Neurol Assoc 19(5):547~549, 2001)

Keyword

Polymyositis; Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia; Creatine kinase
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