DOI: 10.1111/1756-185x.15013 ISSN: 1756-1841

A large pulmonary nodule in a rheumatoid arthritis patient treated with tofacitinib

Minyoung Her, Jeongha Park, Seung‐Geun Lee
  • Rheumatology


Pulmonary rheumatoid nodules are rare extra‐articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are usually asymptomatic but may form cavities and cause clinical symptoms. These nodules are difficult to differentiate clinically and radiologically from tuberculosis, fungal infection, or lung malignancies. Histopathological studies help in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary nodules in patients with RA; however, an effective treatment for rheumatoid lung nodules has not yet been established. This study reports a case of active RA with interstitial lung disease and a large inflammatory lung nodule that was improved with tofacitinib treatment.

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