Pulmonary manifestations in Behçet disease: impaired natural killer cells activity

@inproceedings{Hamzaoui2013PulmonaryMI,
  title={Pulmonary manifestations in Behçet disease: impaired natural killer cells activity},
  author={Kamel Hamzaoui and Anissa Berraies and Wajih Kaabachi and Jamel Ammar and Agn{\'e}s Hamzaoui},
  booktitle={Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis with unknown aetiology, where, besides genetic predisposition, an immune dysregulation involving T and B lymphocytes and hyperactive neutrophils contribute to disease pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the cytotoxicity of natural killer (NK) cells in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) from BD patients with pulmonary manifestations. METHODS BAL was performed in 27 patients with BD and pulmonary manifestations, 14 patients… CONTINUE READING