Systemic sclerosis with hemoptysis and a huge lung cavity

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Attapon Cheepsattayakorn *
Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn
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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