Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) in human fetal and infant lung.

  title={Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) in human fetal and infant lung.},
  author={Stephen J. Gould and Peter Gershon Isaacson},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  volume={169 2},
Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) has been defined as the organized lymphoid tissue of the lung. Although well described in a variety of animal species, documentation of its presence and development in human lung is limited. Because the tissue to volume ratio in adult lungs is so low, a systematic search for BALT would involve so many sections as to be impractical. In this study, therefore, we have studied post-mortem specimens of fetal (n = 102) and infant (n = 17) lungs, which have a… CONTINUE READING


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