Bronchoalveolar lavage in the normal lung: Second of three parts: Cell distribution and cytomorphology

Giorgio Velluti, O. Capelli, M. Lusuardi, A. Braghiroli, L. Azzolini, L. Panzani

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Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage, performed on 15 healthy volunteers, enabled quantification and characterization of the alveolar cell populations. The subjects studied were 8 nonsmokers (5 males, 3 females) and 7 smokers (6 males, 1 female). It was found that in the smokers the macrophages increased compared with nonsmokers, both in absolute number (419, 000 vs. 138, 000/ml; p<0.005) and in percentage (93.8 ± 3.0 vs. 88.1 ±4.8%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRespiration
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Pulmonary alveolar macrophages
  • Pulmonary cytology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Physiology

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