Bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage in progressive systemic sclerosis: interlobar variability, lymphocyte subpopulations, and functional correlations.

@article{Frigieri1991BilateralBL,
  title={Bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage in progressive systemic sclerosis: interlobar variability, lymphocyte subpopulations, and functional correlations.},
  author={L Frigieri and Flaminio Mormile and N Grilli and Donna Mancini and Giuliano Ciappi and Gabriella Pagliari and Mario Magaro and Giovanna Flamini},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={58 3-4},
  pages={132-40}
}
Bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was carried out in right middle and left upper lobes of 22 nonsmoking females suffering from progressive systemic sclerosis in order to assess interlobar differences and functional correlation of the BAL composition. The patients' age ranged from 20 to 66 years, and the mean disease duration was 10.4 years. The most frequent finding was a mild BAL lymphocytosis (right in 11 of 22 patients; left in 8 of 22), but eosinophilic (right in 11 of 22; left in 5 of… CONTINUE READING
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