What is the role of pulmonary function tests in the workup of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Pulmonary function tests are central to monitoring lung disease, of both the obstructive type and the restrictive type. They should be checked yearly in children who can perform the test (typically age 5 y).


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