Collagen vascular disease-related lung disease: high-resolution computed tomography findings based on the pathologic classification

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 May-Jun;28(3):351-60. doi: 10.1097/00004728-200405000-00009.


Collagen vascular disease (CVD) can cause a variety of lung abnormalities, including usual interstitial pneumonia, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, diffuse alveolar damage, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, constrictive bronchiolitis, follicular bronchiolitis, alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary hypertension, and drug-induced lung disease. The frequency of each lung disease is different among underlying CVDs. Although high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of lung disease are often nonspecific, there are some characteristic HRCT findings for some lung diseases based on pathologic findings.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Collagen Diseases / complications
  • Collagen Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Collagen Diseases / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Vascular Diseases / complications
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vascular Diseases / pathology*