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Bronchoalveolar lavage in ankylosing spondylitis.
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PMID:  2140499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchial biopsies were performed in 15 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 17 control subjects. There was no difference in total cell count, number of lymphocytes, CD4+/CD8+ ratio, or beta 2 microglobulin concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid between these two groups. Bronchoalveolar lavage IgA concentrations were not increased, but bronchial IgA deposits were more common in AS. This study failed to show any subclinical alveolitis in AS.
D Wendling; J C Dalphin; B Toson; A Depierre; M Guidet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the rheumatic diseases     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0003-4967     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Rheum. Dis.     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-28     Completed Date:  1990-06-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372355     Medline TA:  Ann Rheum Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Rhumatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Besancon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / immunology*
Immunoglobulin A / analysis*
Leukocyte Count
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / immunology*
T-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer
T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A

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