, Volume 191, Issue 4, pp 441-443
Date: 08 May 2013

Interstitial Lung Disease in a Child with Antisynthetase Syndrome

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Abstract

Introduction

Antisynthetase Syndrome is associated with interstitial lung disease in adult patients, but this has not been described in children.

Materials and methods

A 13-year-old with interstitial lung disease due to Antisynthetase Syndrome and pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent emergent bilateral lung transplantation after a rapid clinical decline.

Conclusion

We present the clinical, radiographic, and histological findings of a child with interstitial lung disease due to Antisynthetase Syndrome.