Assessments of pulmonary involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis.

@article{Moghadam2011AssessmentsOP,
  title={Assessments of pulmonary involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Keivan Gohari Moghadam and Farhad Gharibdoost and Gilda Parastandechehr and Pirooz Salehian},
  journal={Archives of Iranian medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={22-6}
}
BACKGROUND The lungs are affected in 70 - 90% of cases diagnosed with systemic sclerosis. Pulmonary involvement is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-five cases of systemic sclerosis underwent plethysmography, diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) measurement, high resolution computed tomography scanning, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to evaluate their diagnostic roles in grading the severity of lung involvement and their… CONTINUE READING

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