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Transbronchial lung biopsy via the fiberoptic bronchoscope in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in the immunosuppressed host.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1087949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in the immunosuppressed patient is broad. Many of the etiologies are amenable to specific therapy. Although endobronchial brush biopsy has been used to identify many infections, including Pneumocystis carinii, it was less effective in the diagnosis of noinfectious infiltrates. Transbronchial lung biopsy via the fiberoptic bronchoscope provided lung tissue that could be studied histologically, which increased the diagnostic yield without the morbidity and mortality of open or percutaneous lung biopsies.-
L H Repsher; D C Levin; R A Matthay; R E Stamford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  National Cancer Institute monograph     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0083-1921     ISO Abbreviation:  Natl Cancer Inst Monogr     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-30     Completed Date:  1977-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0216026     Medline TA:  Natl Cancer Inst Monogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoscopy / methods*
Immunosuppression / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pneumocystis / isolation & purification
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  parasitology

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