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Examen de difusión pulmonar - Results

Nombres alternativos

Capacidad de difusión; Prueba DLCO

Valores normales:

Los resultados normales del examen en la persona dependen de:

  • La edad
  • El sexo
  • La talla
  • El nivel de hemoglobina (la proteína en los glóbulos rojos que transporta el oxígeno)

Significado de los resultados anormales:

Los resultados anormales generalmente quieren decir que los gases no se mueven normalmente a través de los tejidos pulmonares hacia los vasos sanguíneos del pulmón. Esto puede deberse a enfermedades pulmonares, tales como:

  • Reviewed last on: 10/14/2009
  • Andrew Schriber, MD, FCCP, Specialist in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Reynolds HY. Respiratory structure and function: mechanisms and testing. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 85.

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