Journal article

Relationship between granulocyte activation, pulmonary granulocyte kinetics and alveolar permeability in extrapulmonary inflammatory disease

WY Ussov, AM Peters, J Savill, CD Pusey, G Gaskin, HJ Hodgson, JM Goldman, JMB Hughes

CLINICAL SCIENCE | PORTLAND PRESS | Published : 1996

Abstract

1. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between granulocyte activation, pulmonary intravascular granulocyte transit, pulmonary extravascular granulocyte migration and lung injury in patients with systemic conditions (bone marrow transplant recipients, inflammatory bowel disease and systemic vasculitis) in which abnormalities of pulmonary granulocyte traffic have previously been reported. 2. A double 111In-99mTc granulocyte labelling technique was used for quantification of granulocyte kinetics in 23 patients, of whom five were control patients. The pulmonary vascular granulocyte pool was measured from dynamic data centred on the 99mTc signal and expressed as a percentage of t..

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