[Pleuropulmonary manifestations of systemic vasculitis]

Rev Med Interne. 1996;17(8):640-52. doi: 10.1016/0248-8663(96)87150-5.
[Article in French]


Pleuropulmonary manifestations of systemic vasculitis are common, polymorphic and of ambiguous significance: the same pulmonary lesion may reveal a specific manifestation of vasculitis as well as a therapy-induced complication, especially infection which may favor per se a flare-up. Two questions will be successively studied: what are the pleuropulmonary characteristics of Wegener's granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, periarteritis nodosa, Behçet's disease, Takayasu's disease and temporal arteritis? What are the major adverse effects that may occur in the course of a treated systemic vasculitis?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Pleural Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Pleural Diseases / etiology
  • Pleural Diseases / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Vasculitis / complications*
  • Vasculitis / therapy