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BACKGROUND Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) may represent the early stage and usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) the late stage of the same disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the computed tomographic (CT) features of DIP, to evaluate the changes in pattern and extent of disease over time, and to determine whether the appearances of(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary exacerbation is one of the main risk factors for death in patients with cystic fibrosis. Several biomarkers have proven useful in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary exacerbations, although none has been associated with severity. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) level was(More)
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