Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
KL-6 as a Serologic Indicator of Pneumocystis carinii Pneumoniain Immunocompromised Hosts
Hironobu HAMADANobuoki KOHNOAkihito YOKOYAMAYutaka HIRASAWAKunio HIWADAMitsunori SAKATANIEinosuke UEDA
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1998 Volume 37 Issue 3 Pages 307-310

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KL-6, a serum marker for interstitial pneumonitis, was evaluated in patients with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Patient 1 was a 56-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis treated with immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids. Patient 2 was a 59-year-old man with a glioblastoma who received anti-cancer drugs and corticosteroids. In both patients, serum KL-6 showed an abnormally high level due to the complication of PCP, and it decreased following successful treatment. These results indicate that PCP is one of the diseases in which serum KL-6 increases.
(Internal Medicine 37: 307-310, 1998)

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