Usefulness of the Modified Lavage Technique of Bingisser and KL-6 Monitoring in a Patient with Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Abstract

A 48-year-old man diagnosed as pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) received a whole-lung lavage by the conventional lavage technique, but he failed to show any clinical or functional improvement. Therefore, we applied a modified lavage technique of Bingisser resulting in the impressive clinical and functional improvement. We measured the levels of KL-6 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) at selected time intervals. KL-6 levels in BALF were higher during the lavage by the modified lavage technique of Bingisser than the conventional lavage technique. We were able to verify the usefulness of the modified lavage technique of Bingisser by monitoring the levels of KL-6 in BALF. The modified lavage technique of Bingisser may be useful for PAP treatment.<br>(Internal Medicine 41: 381-385, 2002)

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 41(5), 381-385, 2002-05-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008450803
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6169593
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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