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Dermatomyositis as a Presentation of Pulmonary Inflammatory Pseudotumor (Myofibroblastic Tumor)*

Mahmood Alam, MD; R. Scott Morehead, MD, FCCP; Michael H. Weinstein, MD, PhD
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*From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr. Alam) and Pathology (Dr. Morehead), Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, KY; and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr. Weinstein), University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

Correspondence to: R. Scott Morehead, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose St, MN 614, Lexington, KY 40536; e-mail: smore@pop.uky.edu



Chest. 2000;117(6):1793-1795. doi:10.1378/chest.117.6.1793
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Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare pulmonary tumor of uncertain etiology that usually presents as an asymptomatic radiographic finding. We describe a case of pulmonary IPT presenting as dermatomyositis with complete resolution following surgical resection.

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