Allergic alveolitis versus sarcoidosis.
are suggestive of allergic alveolitis vs sarcoidosis
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pneumonitis (Extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is inflammation of the
lungs due to breathing in a foreign substance, usually certain types
of dust, fungus, or molds.
is an inflammatory disease. It starts as tiny, grain-like lumps called
granulomas, which most often appear in your lungs or lymph nodes.
They can clump together and form larger lumps that attack other organs.
Sarcoidosis often affects your skin, eyes or liver.
killer T (NKT) cells, a newly identified subgroup of T cells with
immunoregulatory function, may be implicated in the pathogenesis of
interstitial lung disease (ILD).
lavage (BAL) is a useful diagnostic tool in interstitial lung
of glycoproteins by periodic acid Schiff (PAS) reaction may help in
discriminating different forms of ILD.
lavage (BAL) cells from patients with sarcoidosis (n = 9), and extrinsic
allergic alveolitis (EAA) (n = 2) were investigated by Hauber HP and
Zabel P. in their 2009 study.
alveolitis was found in sarcoidosis and extrinsic allergic alveolitis
acid Schiff (PAS) positive cells were significantly decreased
in EAA compared to sarcoidosis.
staining of BAL cells may provide additional information in the differential
diagnosis of allergic alveolitis and sarcoidosis.
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