The role and prognostic value of (99m)Technetium diethylene triamine penta acetic acid aerosol in lung clearance of children with allergic alveolitis

L. Galuska, H. Marton, A. Szanyi, B. Nagy

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Abstract

After 3-5 years' awerage follow-up, a retrospective analysis of the results of 29 dinamic inhalative, pulmonary scintigraphy (DIPS) of seven aged 6-15, children with fibrosing alveolitis is reported. The case histories of all histologically proven cases were compared to the results of repeated DIPS. Three groups of patients with different prognostic values were created: Group I - with a good prognosis, in which the first pathological results of DIPS return to normal after successful treatment; Group II - with a poor prognosis, in which the result of DIPS remained pathological despite different therapeutical trials, and Group III - with unchanged clinical conditions which the results of DIPS were nearly normal, but the fibrosis of the lungs was observed on X-ray investigations. On the basis of their results in cases of suspected alveolitis, the authors recommend to perform DIPS besides the other pulmonological methods. This noninvasive method is useful not only to assess the activity of the illness and the success of the therapy, but also in the prognosis estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Review of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Rubiaceae
Technetium
Aerosols
Acetic Acid
Radionuclide Imaging
Lung
Pulmonary Fibrosis
diethylenetriamine
Fibrosis
X-Rays
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Alveolitis
  • DTPA
  • Lung clearance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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