[Utility of bronchoalveolar lavage in immunocompromised children: diagnostic yield and complications].

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OBJECTIVE Immunocompromised children are at high risk for developing pneumonia due to opportunistic pathogens. The role of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in the evaluation of such patients is still controversial. MATERIAL AND METHOD We reviewed the hospital records of immunosuppressed patients with respiratory symptoms who had undergone BAL in the pediatric… (More)

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