Clinical findings, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in canine pulmonary eosinophilia.

@article{Rajamki2002ClinicalFB,
  title={Clinical findings, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in canine pulmonary eosinophilia.},
  author={Minna Marjaana Rajam{\"a}ki and A J{\"a}rvinen and Timo Sorsa and P{\"a}ivi S Maisi},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={168-81}
}
We characterized clinical and clinicopathological features, and the involvement of gelatinolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and -9) in canine pulmonary eosinophilia (PE). Study material consisted of 20 PE dogs and 16 healthy beagles. All dogs underwent a similar clinical examination and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Analysis for cell count and differential cell count of BAL fluid (BALF), arterial blood gas analysis before and after BAL, and thoracic radiographs before BAL and after… CONTINUE READING
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