The chest X-ray in pulmonary capillary haemorrhage: correlation with carbon monoxide uptake.

@article{Bowley1979TheCX,
  title={The chest X-ray in pulmonary capillary haemorrhage: correlation with carbon monoxide uptake.},
  author={N B Bowley and Janet M. Hughes and Robert E. Steiner},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={413-7}
}
Serial changes in carbon monoxide uptake (KCO or DLCO/VA) were used to monitor episodes of pulmonary capillary haemorrhage in Goodpasture's syndrome (13 cases), immune complex nephritis (three cases) and idiopathic haemosiderosis (one case). Air-space shadowing on the chest X-ray (on a scoring system 0 to 12) was assessed in the light of the changes of KCO. In 14 out of 27 episodes of bleeding, the rise and fall of KCO was matched in time by the appearance and disappearance of air-space… CONTINUE READING