Variation of usual interstitial pneumonia using HRCT in Scleroderma Patients

Vally Wulani, Taufik Budianto, Mohamad Yanuar Amal

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Progressive Systemic Sclerosis or Scleroderma is a systemic inflammation marked by endothelial damaged, fibrosis, and inflammation in skin, joints, and visceral organs. Pulmonary hypertension and interstitial pulmonary disease (Ssc-ILD) are the most reported pulmonary complications in scleroderma patients. The pathogenesis of SSc- ILD is not well understood and the spectrum of SSc-ILD ranges from minimal lung involvement, which is often non-progressive, to severe illnesses. Usual Interstitial Pneumonia's (UIP) is one pattern of Ssc-ILD, marked in one-third of the patients with characteristic of honeycomb appearance and bronchiectasis. It is very important to determine the UIP based on radiology imaging especially with the presence of a poor prognosis in patients with UIP. This case report will discuss the importance of finding UIP-type ILD patterns based on HRCT in patients with scleroderma and different outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • HRCT
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Usual Interstitial Pneumonia


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