Circulating KL-6 levels in patients with drug induced pneumonitis.

  title={Circulating KL-6 levels in patients with drug induced pneumonitis.},
  author={Hirohumi Ohnishi and Akihito Yokoyama and Yumiko Yasuhara and Akira Watanabe and Teiji Naka and Hiromi Hamada and Masato Abe and Koichi Nishimura and Jituo Higaki and Junpei Ikezoe and Nobuoki Kohno},
  volume={58 10},
BACKGROUND The circulating level of KL-6/MUC1 is a sensitive marker for various interstitial lung diseases. Previous case reports have suggested that KL-6 may also be increased in some patients with drug induced pneumonitis. A study was undertaken to determine whether serum KL-6 could be a marker for particular types of drug induced pneumonitis. METHODS The findings of high resolution computed tomographic (HRCT) chest scans of 30 patients with drug induced pneumonitis were reviewed separately… CONTINUE READING
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