Usefulness of serum KL-6 for early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus.

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The aim of this study was to evaluate when the serum level of KL-6, a sensitive marker for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), rise prior to clinical onset of IPF. Eight hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive patients with IPF were enrolled in this trial. The serum samples of these eight patients were stored -80 degrees C every 1-3 month during a follow-up… (More)

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@article{Arase2003UsefulnessOS, title={Usefulness of serum KL-6 for early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus.}, author={Yasuji Arase and Kenji Ikeda and Akihito Tsubota and Satoshi Saitoh and Yoshiyuki Suzuki and Masahiro Kobayashi and Fumitaka Suzuki and Takashi Someya and Norio Akuta and Tetsuya Hosaka and Mariko Kobayashi and Hiromitsu Kumada}, journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology}, year={2003}, volume={27 2}, pages={89-94} }