Augmentation des polynucléaires neutrophiles du liquide de lavage broncho-alvéolaire après exposition dans un cas d'alvéolite aiguë [Increase in polynuclear neutrophils of the broncho-alveolar irrigation fluid following exposure in a case of acute alveolitis].

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serval:BIB_26A6B489DE84
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
Augmentation des polynucléaires neutrophiles du liquide de lavage broncho-alvéolaire après exposition dans un cas d'alvéolite aiguë [Increase in polynuclear neutrophils of the broncho-alveolar irrigation fluid following exposure in a case of acute alveolitis].
Journal
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Author(s)
Fitting J.W., Leuenberger P.
ISSN
0761-8425 (Print)
ISSN-L
0761-8425
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1984
Volume
1
Number
5
Pages
301-304
Language
french
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Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We report a case of a patient admitted to hospital for respiratory distress caused by an acute alveolitis due to exposure to goose feathers in a duvet. Several months after the acute episode a series of examinations, including a broncho-alveolar lavage, were performed before and after a challenge test of exposure to the suspected duvet. We noted a febrile reaction, an increase of the alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient, a rise in neutrophils both in the blood and broncho-alveolar lavage liquid. In the absence of specific demonstrable antibodies, this surge of neutrophils in the alveolar walls does not seem to be due to an immune complex reaction, but is more likely to be a non-immunological phenomenon.
Keywords
Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic/diagnosis, Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic/etiology, Animals, Bedding and Linens, Bronchi, Bronchial Provocation Tests, Feathers, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Neutrophils/physiology, Therapeutic Irrigation
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