Surfactant protein D and KL-6 serum levels in systemic sclerosis: correlation with lung and systemic involvement.

@article{Bonella2011SurfactantPD,
  title={Surfactant protein D and KL-6 serum levels in systemic sclerosis: correlation with lung and systemic involvement.},
  author={Francesco Bonella and Anna Volpe and Paolo Caramaschi and Carlos Paredes Nava and Pietro Ferrari and Katja Schenk and Shinichiro Ohshimo and Ulrich Costabel and Marcello Ferrari},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          27-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between SP-D and KL-6 serum concentrations and the extent of interstitial lung involvement, as measured by a quantitative HRCT score and the functional impairment, in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Moreover we analysed the association between these lung-specific biomarkers and skin involvement, anti-Scl-70 antibody titres and an index of disease activity. METHODS Serum SP-D, KL-6 and anti-Scl-70 concentrations were… CONTINUE READING
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