[Pulmonary lymphoid follicles and lymph nodes in the dynamics of chronic pulmonary diseases].


Comparative studies of 532 necropsy, operation, and biopsy materials from different chronic pulmonary diseases demonstrated massive new formation of lymphoid follicles with an increase in their total volume 500-fold or more in chronic pneumonia. The newly formed lymphoid follicles comprise a significant but only temporary supplement of the immunocompetent… (More)


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