The ratio of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN) to non-PMN cells--a novel method of assessing acute lung inflammation.

@article{Lam2002TheRO,
  title={The ratio of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN) to non-PMN cells--a novel method of assessing acute lung inflammation.},
  author={Chen-Fuh Lam and Paul Caterina and Pierre Filion and Peter Vernon van Heerden and Kenneth F. Ilett},
  journal={Experimental and toxicologic pathology : official journal of the Gesellschaft fur Toxikologische Pathologie},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={187-91}
}
Polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMN) numbers are an indicator of the degree of acute lung inflammation. However, there is no standardized system for accurately quantifying their numbers in tissue sections. Also, the effect of lung inflation on the quantification of PMN's is usually overlooked. Lung specimens obtained from clinical biopsies are usually deflated… CONTINUE READING