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Investigative Bronchoprovocation and Bronchoscopy in Patients with Bronchial Asthma

  • Hironori Sagara
  • Ruby Pawankar
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 4)

In this paper, we explain techniques for bronchoscopy, BAL, and endobronchial biopsy and briefly describe the characteristics of asthma and COPD. We then focus on bronchial asthma and explain the roles of various types of inflammatory cells in airway inflammation and finally summarize associated histologic changes.

Keywords

Mast Cell Airway Inflammation Allergy Clin Immunol Respir Crit Airway Hyperresponsiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hironori Sagara
    • 1
  • Ruby Pawankar
    1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineDokkyo Medical University Koshigaya HospitalJapan

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