The treatment of RA-ILD is complicated by the fact that the majority of traditional DMARDs with proven articular benefit have been implicated in the development of drug-related pneumonitis or accelerated respiratory failure in the setting of existing ILD.
During exercise testing, it is important for clinicians to distinguish if a patient’s performance is based on joint pain vs respiratory distress.
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