The role of immune complexes in the pathogenesis of pleural effusions.

Abstract

Thirty-two patients with pleural effusions (7 malignant, 5 with connective tissue disease, 5 with infections, 9 idiopathic, 6 miscellaneous) were studied to determine if immune complex formation might be involved in the pathogenesis of pleural fluid formation. Immune complexes were detected in serum, pleural fluid and in parietal pleural capillaries using… (More)

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@article{Andrews1981TheRO, title={The role of immune complexes in the pathogenesis of pleural effusions.}, author={Brian S. Andrews and Navin S. Arora and Michael F Shadforth and Steven K. Goldberg and Jennifer S Davis}, journal={The American review of respiratory disease}, year={1981}, volume={124 2}, pages={115-20} }