Pillarisetti, Naveen, Linnane, Barry and Ranganathan, Sarath (2010) Early bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis detected by surveillance CT. Respirology, 15 (6). pp. 1009-1011. ISSN 1323-7799Full text not available from this repository.
There is emerging evidence that cystic fibrosis lung disease begins early in infancy. Newborn screening allows early detection and surveillance of pulmonary disease and the possibility of early intervention in this life-shortening condition.We report two children with cystic fibrosis who underwent a comprehensive assessment from diagnosis that included measurement of lung function, limited-slice high-resolution CT and BAL performed annually. Early aggressive surveillance enabled significant lung disease and bronchiectasis to be detected during the first few years of life and led to a change in management, highlighting a clinical role for CT scanning during the preschool years in children with cystic fibrosis.
|Additional Information:||IDS Number: 629LR|
|Keywords:||bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, radiology and other imaging infant, CT scanning|
|Schools and Departments:||Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical Medicine|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ0101 Child health. Child health services
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ0370 Diseases of children and adolescents
|Depositing User:||Judy Keogh|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2012 11:19|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2012 11:19|