Journal article

Alveolar fibrosis and changes in equine lung morphometry in response to intrapulmonary blood.

SA McKane, RF Slocombe

Equine Vet J Suppl | Published : 2002

Abstract

Necropsy studies of horses suffering exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) have identified mild inflammatory lesions with evidence of alveolar fibrosis and bronchiolitis. These lesions were thought to be the result of viral infections that predisposed the affected regions of the lung to EIPH. We have shown previously that during erythrophagocytosis in the alveolar space, there is a prolonged period of macrophage influx and activation. This present study used morphometric analysis to quantify the effects of macrophage activity during erythrophagocytosis, on the alveolar cell population and physical structure of the alveolar walls. Segments of the bronchial tree were inoculated with ei..

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