Neutrophils and low-grade inflammation in the seemingly normal aging human lung.

@article{Meyer1998NeutrophilsAL,
  title={Neutrophils and low-grade inflammation in the seemingly normal aging human lung.},
  author={Keith C Meyer and Nancy S. Rosenthal and Philipp Soergel and Kathryn Peterson},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  year={1998},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={169-81}
}
Lung function deteriorates with age and is associated with elastin loss, loss of elastic recoil and decline in diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. To determine whether increased numbers of neutrophils can be found in the lower respiratory tract in healthy, clinically normal individuals who are more advanced in age, we performed bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on individuals in three discontinuous age groups (Group I, 19-36 years; Group II, 45-55 years; Group III, 64 83 years). We found that… CONTINUE READING

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