Early pulmonary disease in systemic sclerosis: a comparison between carbon monoxide transfer factor and static lung compliance.


OBJECTIVES Pulmonary disease is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Static lung compliance (Cst) has been observed to be decreased more often in SSc than the vital capacity, indicating that it is a sensitive measure of lung restriction. In this study Cst was compared with the carbon monoxide transfer factor… (More)

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