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Immunological and bacteriological studies in smokers with chronic bronchitis and recurrent exacerbations


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Title: Immunological and bacteriological studies in smokers with chronic bronchitis and recurrent exacerbations
Authors: Qvarfordt, Ingemar 1954-
Issue Date: 1999
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology
Avdelningen för lungmedicin och allergologi, Department of Infectious Diseases
Date of Defence: 1999-12-20
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Chronic bronchitis
smoking
recurrent exacerbations
cell-mediated immunity
immunoglobulin
bronchoalveolar lavage
bacterial colonization
lymphocytes
delayed-type hypersensitivity
Abstract: Bronchial infections are common in smokers with chronic bronchitis (CB). Why only some smokers with CB develop problems with recurrent infectious exacerbations is not known. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether changes in systemic and lung immunity and in the intrabronchial microbial flora can explain the propensity to recurrent exacerbations seen in some smokers with CB.Bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), venous blood sampling and a skin prick test were performed... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/13699
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