Anti-synthetase syndrome presenting as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia

Qusay Haydour, Melissa A. Wells, Sara S. McCoy, Eric Nelsen, Patricio Escalante, Eric L. Matteson

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a unique group of lung diseases that can be associated with inflammatory conditions, such as polymyositis-dermatomyositis (PM-DM). Presentation of PM-DM with ILD is not uncommon but clinical and radiological features can be similar to other conditions (e.g. atypical pneumonia) and can be challenging to diagnose. Delayed diagnosis of PM-DM can be associated with progression of pulmonary involvement and potentially increase morbidity. We report a patient presenting with pulmonary symptoms who had positive anti-Jo-1 antibodies and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia features on biopsy, which is a rare reported finding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
StatePublished - 2012


  • Anti-Jo-1 antibodies
  • Anti-synthetase syndrome
  • Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Polymyositis-dermatomyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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