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Bronchoaveolar lavage for the diagnosis of lower airway disorders in horses
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11596511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Equine pulmonary disease and especially the terminology of lower airway disease have been subject to discussion. Besides established terms such as 'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease' (COPD) and Chronic bronchitis, the term 'small airway disease' (SAD) has been introduced, for respiratory disease with inflammation in the lower airways in combination with exercise intolerance. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) enables the practitioner to diagnose SAD in an early stage when there are no other signs such as coughing or exudate in the trachea. The BAL fluid is microscopically examined after centrifugation. BAL cytology, especially neutrophilia, eosinophilia, and an increase in mast cells, is important, not only to decide whether SAD is present but also to determine in the choice of therapy.
T T Laan; R A van Nieuwstadt; M M Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan; H J Breukink
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tijdschrift voor diergeneeskunde     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0040-7453     ISO Abbreviation:  Tijdschr Diergeneeskd     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-12     Completed Date:  2002-02-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031550     Medline TA:  Tijdschr Diergeneeskd     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  dut     Pagination:  554-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hoofdafdeling Gezondheidszorg Paard, Discipline Inwendige Ziekte, Faculteit der Diergeneeskunde, Yalelaan 12-16, 3584 CM Utrecht.
Vernacular Title:
Bronchoalveolaire lavage (bal) in de diagnostiek van diepere luchtwegaandoeningen bij het paard.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoalveolar Lavage / veterinary*
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / cytology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*
Lymphocyte Count / veterinary
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  veterinary
Respiratory Function Tests / veterinary*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  veterinary*
Terminology as Topic

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