Digital clubbing associated with polymyositis and interstitial lung disease

K. W. Grathwohl, J. W. Thompson, K. K. Riordan, B. J. Roth, T. A. Dillard

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Clubbing of the fingers is commonly associated with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Although ILD occurs in as many as 40% of patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), clubbing of the digits has never been reported to occur in patients with PM/DM and ILD. We report the first case of clubbing associated with PM/DM and ILD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1751-1752
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • bronchoalveolar lavage
  • clubbing
  • dermatomyositis
  • interstitial lung disease
  • polymyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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