Pulmonary complications in human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 carriers with Sjögren's syndrome, three case reports and literature review

Hui Yu, Futoshi Higa, Ichiro Yamadori, Satomi Yara, Yasushi Tanimoto, Shusaku Haranaga, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita, Mitsune Tanimoto, Huiping Li

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Abstract

In this study, we report three cases diagnosed with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) who developed pulmonary complications. Radiologic and pathologic findings were evaluated. Although the histologic diagnosis was considered to be hypersensitivity pneumonitis in case 1, and discordant usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) in cases 2 and 3, lymphocytic alveolitis was observed in all cases. We also did a literature review and concluded that, although the pathologic diagnosis of pulmonary complications in HTLV-1 carriers with SS may vary, lymphocytic infiltrations are commonly observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalRheumatology International
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)
  • Lymphocytic alveolitis
  • Sjögren's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Yu, H., Higa, F., Yamadori, I., Yara, S., Tanimoto, Y., Haranaga, S., Tateyama, M., Fujita, J., Tanimoto, M., & Li, H. (2009). Pulmonary complications in human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 carriers with Sjögren's syndrome, three case reports and literature review. Rheumatology International, 30(2), 253-258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-009-0921-8