Bronchiectasis in systemic sclerosis. A study using high resolution computed tomography.

OBJECTIVE To detect noninvasively the presence of bronchiectasis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), through the use of high resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT). METHODS Twenty two patients with SSc, of whom 13 with diffuse and 9 with limited disease, besides a complete history, physical and routine laboratory and immunologic profile, were… (More)