Systemic sclerosis with hemoptysis and a huge lung cavity

  • Attapon Cheepsattayakorn | 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand.
  • Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma is associated with distal vasculitis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and inflammation of internal organs and the skin. We present on a 58-year-old Thai woman with systemic sclerosis who came to the 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2009 and presented with hemoptysis and a solitary hugelung cavity as the predominant clinical manifestations which spontaneously resoluted 2 months later. This case demonstrates a solitary huge-lung cavity with hemoptysis and looked like from non-tuberculous Mycobacterial infections or malignancy with spontaneous resolution of hemoptysis and the lung cavity, which does not need invasive investigations.


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Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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systemic sclerosis, huge lung cavity, hemoptysis.
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Cheepsattayakorn, A., & Cheepsattayakorn, R. (2011). Systemic sclerosis with hemoptysis and a huge lung cavity. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e99.