Respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease: A case report with bronchoalveolar lavage findings

F. Bosi, T. Oggionni, E. Vaiana, A. M. Donnetta, G. Gualtieri, G. Orlandoni, S. Gile, R. Fiocca, M. Luisetti

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Abstract

We report a case of respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease in a young asymptomatic heavy cigarette smoker. Diagnosis was achieved by examination of specimens obtained from open lung biopsy, but retrospective evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage findings offer some circumstantial suggestions. We provide evidence for the nature of inclusions contained in alveolar macrophages, Problems related to the classification of respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume50
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Alveolar macrophages
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Cigarette smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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