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Organising pneumonia in Rhupus syndrome
  1. Smitesh Gutta1,
  2. Sohini Das1,
  3. Thomas Alex Kodiatte2 and
  4. Leena Robinson Vimala3
  1. 1Department of General Medicine Unit-5, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Department of General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Smitesh Gutta; smiteshg{at}


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is seen in 17% of patients with Rhupus syndrome. Organising pneumonia (OP), a subtype of connective tissue disease-associated ILD, is rare but associated with good outcomes. Here, we present a patient with Rhupus who developed OP.

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  • Contributors SG is the first author who was the postgraduate resident involved in the management of the patient with the able guidance of his medicine consultant SD. TAK was the primary pathology consultant involved in this case and LRV was the primary radiologist involved in the diagnosis and management of this case. All the four authors had provided substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data. They all had contributed to the drafting and critical revision of the manuscript and had given their final approval for the version which has been submitted for consideration for publication. SG will be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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