CYFRA 21-1 as a disease severity marker for autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (pages 246–252)
Toru Arai, Yoshikazu Inoue, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Yasushi Inoue, Keiko Nakao, Naoko Takeuchi, Akiko Matsumuro, Masaki Hirose, Koh Nakata and Seiji Hayashi
Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/resp.12210
Serum CYFRA 21-1 is useful for the diagnosis of autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (APAP) by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis and significantly correlated with other disease severity markers of APAP. Serum CYFRA 21-1 might be a predictor of responsiveness to GM-CSF inhalation therapy in APAP.