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Bronchoalveolar lavage

Bronchoalveolar lavage
Bronchoalveolar lavage

Bronchoalveolar lavage is a technique for sampling the epithelial lining fluid of the respiratory tract. Analysis of cellular and non-cellular components of returned fluid has the potential to provide valuable information about airways inflammation. Because of the invasive nature of the investigation, there are few conditions for which repeat sampling can be justified. Bronchoalveolar lavage has been used to study immune mechanisms in cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases and asthma. This article reviews the usefulness of BAL assessments for lung inflammation in paediatric practice.

Asthma, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Cystic fibrosis, Inflammation, Interstitial lung disease
1526-0550
52-56
Connett, G.J.
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Connett, G.J.
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Connett, G.J. (2000) Bronchoalveolar lavage. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 1 (1), 52-56. (doi:10.1053/prrv.2000.0007).

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Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage is a technique for sampling the epithelial lining fluid of the respiratory tract. Analysis of cellular and non-cellular components of returned fluid has the potential to provide valuable information about airways inflammation. Because of the invasive nature of the investigation, there are few conditions for which repeat sampling can be justified. Bronchoalveolar lavage has been used to study immune mechanisms in cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases and asthma. This article reviews the usefulness of BAL assessments for lung inflammation in paediatric practice.

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Published date: March 2000
Keywords: Asthma, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Cystic fibrosis, Inflammation, Interstitial lung disease

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Local EPrints ID: 420606
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420606
ISSN: 1526-0550
PURE UUID: 77ca1bde-aa6c-4a16-aab3-eb8f70a5a294
ORCID for G.J. Connett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1310-3239

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Date deposited: 10 May 2018 16:31
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:22

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Author: G.J. Connett ORCID iD

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