volume 35, issue 6, P663-668 2002
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-879x2002000600005
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Abstract: AbstractThe early demonstration of lung involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients is a difficult but important task. In the present study we attempted to identify abnormalities in pulmonary clearance of 99m Tc-DTPA in SLE, correlating their clearance data with clinical findings and disease activity. Forty-six consecutive SLE patients with and without active disease (LACC score) and 30 normal volunteers were studied. All subjects were submitted to pulmonary scintigraphy with 99m Tc-DTPA to eva…

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