Assessment of airways inflammation utilizing bronchoalveolar lavage

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Pathologic correlations and examination of expectorated sputum have suggested that chronic bronchitis is an inflammatory disorder of the airways. Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage provide a means for sampling airway epithelial lining fluid. Application of bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage to a group of patients with chronic bronchitis confirms the association of airways inflammation and chronic bronchitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-642
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Assessment of airways inflammation utilizing bronchoalveolar lavage. / Thompson, Austin Bassett; Rennard, S. I.

In: Clinics in Chest Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.01.1988, p. 635-642.

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