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Presented article deals with the pathogenesis of cryptogenic fibrotizing alveolitis (CFA), gives distinct histological types according ATS and ERS, considers clinical CFA picture and recommends examination program for this disease. The anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive treatment is discussed together with other therapeutic approaches (long-lasting… (More)
Lymphagioleiomyomatosis is a rare pulmonary disease which affects mainly women of childbearing age. An observation of lymphangiomyomatosis in a menopausal woman or in men is considered very unusual. We report a case of lymphagioleiomyomatosis in a 60-year-old woman.
Most patients with pulmonary tuberculosis present to their physician because of the symptoms of this disease. This study was aimed at finding out how the clinical picture of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosed for the first time changes in the patients hospitalized at our department in the years 1948-1986. Furthermore, the percentage of asymptomatic patients,… (More)
The change of signs and symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis detected for the first time during the years 1948 through 1986 is analysed. During the entire period, the majority of patients attended the physician because of symptoms. Between 13 different evaluated symptoms cough was permanently most frequent. The other symptoms changed in their prevalence. The… (More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of C. pelliculosa, C. utilis, and C. fabianii in clinical samples collected from patients hospitalized in the Olomouc University Hospital and compare their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs ) to nine systemic antifungals with respect to yeast species, patient age, gender, and site of… (More)
BACKGROUND High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) revealed new findings as regards changes associated with cryptogenic fibrotizing alveolitis. So far views on changes suggesting activity of the disease are not uniform and they were not yet confronted with examinations of fluid obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (BALT). The objective of the present work… (More)