High-resolution computed tomography findings in humoral primary immunodeficiencies and correlation with pulmonary function tests
Lorenzo Cereser, Paola d’Angelo, Elisa Zanelli, Chiara Zuiani, Rossano Girometti, Institute of Radiology, Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Udine, Udine 33100, Italy
Marco De Carli, Second Unit of Internal Medicine, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Udine, Udine 33100, Italy
Paola d’Angelo, Department of Imaging, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome 00165, Italy
Author contributions: All authors helped performing the research; Cereser L drafted the concept of the research, designed the study, read the HRCT examinations and wrote the manuscript; De Carli M contributed to designing the study and writing the manuscript; d’Angelo P and Zanelli E collected the data and contributed to analysing the data and writing the manuscript; Zuiani C drafted the concept of the research and contributed to designing the study; Girometti R designed the study, analysed the data and contributed to writing the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: Our referring Ethical Committee approved this study.
Informed consent statement: By Italian regulations (decision n. 531, December 15, 2016 by the Authority for personal data protection) informed consent acquisition is waived for retrospective studies involving analysis of anonymized data.
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Correspondence to: Lorenzo Cereser, MD, Doctor, Institute of Radiology, Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Udine, p.le S. Maria della Misericordia 15, Udine 33100, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 17, 2018
Peer-review started: July 17, 2018
First decision: August 8, 2018
Revised: September 22, 2018
Accepted: October 7, 2018
Article in press: October 7, 2018
Published online: November 28, 2018