Serum SP-A as predictor of disease progression in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

@inproceedings{Bonella2011SerumSA,
  title={Serum SP-A as predictor of disease progression in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis},
  author={Francesco Bonella and Xuan He and Shinichiro Ohshimo and Josune Guzman and Ulrich Costabel},
  booktitle={ATS 2011},
  year={2011}
}
Background: Surfactant protein A (SP-A) serum levels is known to be increased in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP),a disorder characterized by alveolar accumulation of surfactant lipoprpoteins. The prognostic value of SP-A in PAP is still unknown and has been investigated in our study. Patients and methods : 28 consecutive patients with PAP were studied prospectively. Serum SP-A was measured by ELISA.We evaluated the correlation between initial SP-A levels, clinical variables and other serum… CONTINUE READING

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