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Characteristics of a large cohort of patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in Japan.
RATIONALE Acquired pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a syndrome characterized by pulmonary surfactant accumulation occurring in association with granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factorExpand
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Specific detection of tuberculosis infection: an interferon-gamma-based assay using new antigens.
The tuberculin skin test for immunologic diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has many limitations, including being confounded by bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination or exposureExpand
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Specific Detection of Tuberculosis Infection: An Interferon-γ–based Assay Using New Antigens
The tuberculin skin test for immunologic diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has many limitations, including being confounded by bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination or exposureExpand
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[The polymerase chain reaction].
hybridisation. The P acnes genome was less frequently and less abundantly detected in tuberculosis specimens. 5 Thus, an aetiological relationship between P acnes and sarcoidosis has been advocated.Expand
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CT findings during phase of accelerated deterioration in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
OBJECTIVE Most patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) show slowly progressive deterioration. However, accelerated deterioration also occurs in patient with IPF who have previously shownExpand
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Computed tomography findings in acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
RATIONALE The serial computed tomography findings and prognosis of the acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are not yet well defined in a larger number of cases. OBJECTIVES ToExpand
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Serological diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
Previously, we reported the specific occurrence of neutralizing autoantibodies against granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from 11 JapaneseExpand
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: progression of honeycombing at thin-section CT.
PURPOSE To evaluate the progression of honeycombing at computed tomography (CT) and to determine serial changes in the pattern of disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans, obtained in 29 patientsExpand
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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia manifesting as multiple large nodules or masses.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the CT features and clinical features in bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) that manifest as multiple large nodules or masses. Expand
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Thin-section CT findings in rheumatoid arthritis-associated lung disease: CT patterns and their courses.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the long-term follow-up CT evaluation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated lung disease. METHOD Thin-section CT scans from 29 patients with RAExpand
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