A progressive lung disease and a worse survival have been observed in patients with systemic sclerosis and alveolitis. The objective of this study was to define the functional, radiological and biological markers of alveolitis in SSc patients.

Functional, radiological and biological markers of alveolitis and infections of the lower respiratory tract in patients with systemic sclerosis

De Santis, Maria;
2005

Abstract

A progressive lung disease and a worse survival have been observed in patients with systemic sclerosis and alveolitis. The objective of this study was to define the functional, radiological and biological markers of alveolitis in SSc patients.
Biomarkers
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Echocardiography
Female
Humans
Interleukin-6
Male
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Reproducibility of Results
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Tract Infections
Scleroderma, Systemic
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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