Just a quick question, if anyone can help please.
Letter from rheum says "recent lung function tests showed KCo of 53% and TLCo of 54%, with normal lung volumes"
Had CTPA and email stating no PEs. Also had echo which I assume all was alright as nothing back from consultant.
I'm 52, have had SLE, RA since 1989, Fibro, Vasculitis, AnkSpondy blah blah etc and possible APS and had first rituximab infusion on 18 July, next one on 8th August.
I was supposed to see consultant on 20 July but this was cancelled due to bringing foward rituximab infusion and won't get to see him for 4 months - yet no-one is explaining why I have a reduced transfer factor or if this is a problem. Original consultant thought SLE may have affected lungs which is why she ordered tests (intermittent chest pains and shortness of breath on exertion) but I've now been passed over to Acute Medicine consultant due to complexity of illnesses. Attend Lupus clinic.
Had terrible chest pain today, actually started in jaw, then chest and back and have permanent headache (driving me totally insane) ... chest, jaw and back pain didn't last longer than 10 mins but still...
Please could anyone in the know enlighten me as to whether the above KCo and TLCo are within the realms of normalcy?
Many thanks for your time.