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Pulmonary surfactant function is impaired in asthmatics after segmental allergen challenge


American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 157 (1998), No.3, Part 2, pp.A446
ISSN: 1073-449X
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ITA ( ITEM) ()
surfactant; man; Asthma; Surfactometer; Eosinophils

Airway obstruction in asthma may in part be due to surfactant dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to investigate surfactant function and composition in brochoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids of healthy controls (C-) and asthmatics (A-) before and after segmental allergen challenge.