Successful Colchicine Therapy in a Patient With Follicular Bronchiolitis Presumed to Be Asthma


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GÖKSEL Ö. , NART D. , ERGÖNÜL A. G. , SEVER F., GÖKSEL T.

RESPIRATORY CARE, vol.60, no.7, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4187/respcare.03610
  • Title of Journal : RESPIRATORY CARE
  • Keywords: follicular bronchiolitis, colchicine, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, DISEASES, TISSUE

Abstract

Follicular bronchiolitis (FB) is a rare small-airway pathology that is associated mainly with connective tissue diseases. This case report presents a new, diagnosed, different airway disease in a non-smoker with rheumatoid arthritis in remission who was treated for presumed asthma, but was not controlled. She was ultimately diagnosed with FB after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The clinical findings of FB were controlled successfully by colchicine after she did not respond to systemic steroid therapy. This is the first case report of FB associated with rheumatoid arthritis that responded to colchicine.