The importance of cytochemical analysis of alveolar macrophages in the evaluation of their biological properties.

Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed in 48 subjects: 22 healthy controls, 13 patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis Stage I and 13 patients with lung cancer. All diagnoses were pathologically and clinically confirmed. Cytocentrifuge preparations were made, air-dried and stained for cytochemical examination of alveolar macrophages (AM) using indexing and… (More)

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