Bronchoalveolar lavage improves diagnostic accuracy in patients with diffuse lung disease.

Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is an established diagnostic tool in diffuse parenchyma lung disease. The objective of the present study was designed to investigate whether immunophenotyping affects BAL results and improves diagnostic accuracy. BAL from 61 patients was included in the study. The patients were also submitted to transbronchial biopsy, with a… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/dc.21743

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