Lilia Pawlicka

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The case of systemic vasculitis with involvement of pulmonary vessels was described. 36-years white woman with cerebral vasculitis and recurrent uveitis 5 and 3 years ago, now was admitted to hospital because of the mouth ulceration and lesions in the chest x-ray. After lung cancer exclusion, aneurysm of pulmonary artery branch was confirmed by dynamic(More)
SETTING The present study is based on 1500 autopsies done in the Institute of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases Warsaw, Poland during the years 1972-81 and 1982-91. OBJECTIVE To assess the correctness of tuberculosis diagnosis before death in the above mentioned time periods. DESIGN The autopsy reports were examined for the diagnosis of active(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare inhaled budesonide with oral prednisone in maintenance treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis. A double-blind controlled study was performed in 40 patients with stage II or III pulmonary sarcoidosis. After initial systemic 6 weeks treatment with prednisone (40 reduced to 20 mg daily) patients were allocated either to(More)
An analysis on the natural course of pulmonary sarcoidosis and effects of corticotherapy was carried out in 960 patients observed during 25 years (1959-1985). There were 434 males and 526 females in the studied group aged from 14 to 69 years, when entering the study. The time of follow-up ranged from 2 to 20 years. In 20% of subjects disease had an acute(More)
CTEPH have not been widely recognised until recently. Introduction of the new, sophisticated, non-invasive diagnostic tools accounts for rapid progress in that field. Patients with high pulmonary hypertension have a very poor prognosis. Medical treatment (vasodilators, anticoagulants) does not change outcome. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is the only(More)
The paper presents a detailed analysis of errors in the diagnosis of bacteriologically negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a random sample of 560 patients out of all such patients registered in 1993. The false diagnosis was found in 63 patients i.e. in 11.3% of the sample. Among the 63 patients with false diagnosis of tuberculosis there were 15 cases with(More)
UNLABELLED Pulmonary hypertension (PH) represents an important diagnostic problem, because of its non-specific clinical presentation. AIMS OF THE STUDY Estimation of sensitivity and specificity of spiral computed tomography (SCT) in diagnosis of PH. Estimation of the influence of the cause and character of PH on morphology of pulmonary arteries and right(More)
Histiocytosis X (HX), also referred as Langerhans cell granulomatosis is a disorder characterized by the presence of destructive granulomas containing Langerhans cells, lymphocytes, eosinophils and fibroblastes in the involved organs. Three presentations are commonly observed: 1) nonproductive cough or effort dyspnea, 2) spontaneous pneumothorax 3)(More)