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Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Kitani, Hikaru
Okazaki, Morihiro
Mifune, Takashi
Tanimizu, Masakuni
Honke, Naoko
Kusaura, Yasuharu
Ochi, Koji
Harada, Hideo
Soda, Ryo
Kimura, Ikuro
Abstract
Twenty-one patients with atopic asthma were classified into three types according to their symptoms (clinical diagnosis): Ia, simple bronchoconstriction; Ib, bronchoconstriction + hypersecretion; and II, bronchiolar obstruction, and this classification was compared with a classification made according to clinical findings and examinations (score diagnosis). Type Ib asthma was characterized by the increased incidence of eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), while type II was characterized by ventilatory dysfunction in small airways and the increased incidence of neutrophils in BALF. Four patients, whose expectoration was between 50 and 99ml/day, of the 12 with type Ia assessed by clinical diagnosis were evaluated as type Ib by score diagnosis. One patient with type II by clinical diagnosis was assessed as questionable type II by score diagnosis. In the other 16 patients, the clinical and score diagnoses were the same.
Keywords
bronchial asthma
classification
ventilatory function
cellular composition of BALF
sore diagnosis
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1992-08
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume46
Issue
issue4
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
295
End Page
301
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
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