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Rheumatoid lung disease, pneumothorax, and eosinophilia.
  1. A J Crisp,
  2. R D Armstrong,
  3. R Grahame,
  4. J E Dussek


    Four cases of the triad of rheumatoid lung disease, spontaneous pneumothorax, and peripheral blood eosinophilia are reported. Cavitation of a rheumatoid lung nodule caused the pneumothorax in at least 1 case. The significance of eosinophilia and its value as a marker of extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid disease are discussed.

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