Table 2

Clinical details of the six patients treated for FA

RangeMedian
FEV1, forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC, forced vital capacity; Tlco, carbon monoxide transfer factor; RV, residual volume; VC, vital capacity; FA, fibrosing alveolitis; HRCT, high resolution computed tomography.
Duration of RA (years)2–189
Cigarette pack years0–3513
HAQ0–2.6251.875
FEV1 (litres)1.15–2.761.73
FVC (litres)1.23–3.412.00
FEV1/FVC75–9887
Tlco (% of predicted)24–4730.5
RV (% of predicted)48–9972
VC (% of predicted)48–8569
% Lung involvement on HRCT7.29–95.4241.5