Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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岡大三朝分院研究報告 (63号-72号) 環境病態研報告 (57号-62号)
岡山大学温泉研究所報告 (5号-56号) 放射能泉研究所報告 (1号-4号)

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Type Ⅱ (bronchiolar obstruction) asthma and number of neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid

谷崎 勝朗 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
御舩 尚志 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
光延 文裕 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
保崎 泰弘 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
芦田 耕三 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
横田 聡 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
柘野 浩史 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
竹内 一昭 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
名和 由一郎 岡山大学医学部附属病院三朝分院内科
越智 浩二 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
原田 英雄 岡山大学医学部臨床検査医学
池田 敏 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学
武田 和久 岡山大学医学部公衆衛生学
Bronchial asthma is classified into three types ; type Ia (Ia-1 and Ia-2), type Ib, and type Ⅱ, by clinical symptoms (clinical diagnosis). Asthma is also classified by clinical findings and examinations (score diagnosis). Both classification systems show that markedly increased proportion of BAL neutrophils and marked decrease in % V25 value are characteristic of type Ⅱ, bronchiolar obstruction, asthma. However, there are some type Ⅱ asthma patients without BAL neutrophilia. In these patients, age is higher compared to those with BAL enutrophlia. Decrease in FEV1.0% value and decrease in the proportion of BAL lympocytes and serum IgG level, are not so remarkable as decrease in those with BAL neutrophilia. It has been suggested that type Ⅱ asthma with BAL neutrophilia correlates with suppression of humoral and cellular immunity, and same type of astma without BAL neutrophilia is in part caused by aging.
Asthma classification (喘息分類)
BAL lymphocytes (BALリンパ球)
BAL neutrophils (BAL好中球)
% V25 value