Computed tomography of the lungs in asthma: influence of disease severity and etiology.

@article{Paganin1996ComputedTO,
  title={Computed tomography of the lungs in asthma: influence of disease severity and etiology.},
  author={Fabrice Paganin and E J Seneterre and Pascal Chanez and J. P. Daur{\`e}s and Jean Michel Bruel and François B. Michel and Jean Bousquet},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={110-4}
}
Airways remodelling is a feature of longstanding asthma, but may differ in persons with allergic and nonallergic asthma. To assess airways remodelling indirectly, we compared permanent CT-scan abnormalities in 70 subjects with allergic (median age: 30 yr) and 56 with nonallergic asthma (median age: 54.5 yr) who had had asthma of similar duration. None of the subjects were smokers. Asthma severity was assessed by Aas score and FEV1. Permanent high-resolution computed tomographic (HR-CT) scan… CONTINUE READING