JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32622
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Author Tanizaki, Yoshiro| Kitani, Hikaru| Okazaki, Morihiro| Mifune, Takashi| Mitsunobu, Fumihiro| Tanimizu, Masakuni| Honke, Naoko| Kusaura, Yasuharu| Ochi, Koji| Harada, Hideo| Soda, Ryo| Takahashi, Kiyoshi| 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
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 1442153
Web of Science KeyUT A1992JL44200010