Prognostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage in sarcoidosis: the critical influence of disease presentation.

  title={Prognostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage in sarcoidosis: the critical influence of disease presentation.},
  author={K Ward and Cara O'Connor and C M Odlum and Muiris X. FitzGerald},
  volume={44 1},
There has been considerable disagreement about the prognostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocyte measurements in patients with sarcoidosis. This study looks at the influence of the type of disease presentation and the time since onset of symptoms on lavage fluid lymphocyte profiles in 99 patients studied at the time of their initial diagnosis. Patients who had an acute inflammatory onset of disease with erythema nodosum (n = 32) or acute uveitis (n = 17) almost invariably had high T… CONTINUE READING

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