Early bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis detected by surveillance CT

Pillarisetti, Naveen, Linnane, Barry and Ranganathan, Sarath (2010) Early bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis detected by surveillance CT. Respirology, 15 (6). pp. 1009-1011. ISSN 1323-7799

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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.

Item Type: Article
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 and Experimental 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
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7087
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