Tracheobronchial clearance in asthma-discordant monozygotic twins.

Tracheobronchial clearance and bronchial reactivity were studied in 6 asthma-discordant monozygotic twin pairs, and in 3 concordant pairs as controls. Clearance of 6-microns Teflon particles labeled with 99mTc was followed for 2 h. The results indicate that clearance in the larger airways is usually not severely impaired in mild to moderate asthma, and that… (More)