Th1/Th2 cytokine pattern in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and induced sputum in pulmonary sarcoidosis

@article{Tsiligianni2005Th1Th2CP,
  title={Th1/Th2 cytokine pattern in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and induced sputum in pulmonary sarcoidosis},
  author={Ioanna G. Tsiligianni and Katerina Antoniou and Despina S Kyriakou and Nikolaos E. Tzanakis and George Chrysofakis and Nikolaos Siafakas and Demosthenes Bouros},
  journal={BMC Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
BackgroundSarcoidosis is thought to be a T-helper type 1 cytokine (Th2 cytokine) mediated disorder. Induced sputum (IS) has been proposed as a useful non-invasive method, mainly for the assessment of the airway diseases. The aim of this study was to explore induced sputum (IS) CD4+Th1 T-lymphocyte subpopulation and to compare them with those of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in patients with sarcoidosis.MethodsWe studied prospectively 21 patients (12 female, 9 male) of median age 46 yr… CONTINUE READING

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