Pulmonary arterial lesions in Takayasu arteritis: relationship of inflammatory activity to scintigraphic findings and sequential changes.

Abstract

In order to investigate the relationship between inflammatory activity and pulmonary arterial changes in Takayasu arteritis and the progression of the disease, we retrospectively reviewed 110 perfusion lung scans obtained by using 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin in a total of 57 patients. The scintigraphic findings were compared with the inflammatory activity… (More)

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