Mast cell and histamine involvement in farmer's lung disease

A. Miadonna, A. Pesci, A. Tedeschi, G. Bertorelli, M. Arquati, D. Olivieri

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the cellular and biochemical characteristics of the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in patients with farmer's lung disease (FLD). Total cell numbers in BAL fluids from patients with FLD (n=30) were significantly higher than in normal subjects (n=7; p+ and CD8+ cells (91.8±0.9 percent vs 68.8±3 percent, p+ lymphocyte percentages (r=-0.48, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1189
Number of pages6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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