Early detection of lung involvement in lysinuric protein intolerance: role of high-resolution computed tomography and radioisotopic methods.

@article{Santamaria1996EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of lung involvement in lysinuric protein intolerance: role of high-resolution computed tomography and radioisotopic methods.},
  author={Francesca Santamaria and Giuliano Francesco Parenti and Giorgia Guidi and Antonio Rotondo and Gaetano Grillo and M R Larocca and Luigi Celentano and Pietro Strisciuglio and Gianfranco Sebastio and Generoso Andria},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={731-5}
}
Pulmonary disease of unknown etiology is a potentially fatal complication in patients with lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI), an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the defective transport of cationic amino acids. Lung involvement was investigated in nine Italian LPI patients through pulmonary function tests and lung imaging studies consisting of conventional chest radiography, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and perfusion and ventilation scintigraphy. One 10-yr-old patient… CONTINUE READING
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