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The Shedding of the Mucosa of the Bronchial Tree in Asthma

The Shedding of the Mucosa of the Bronchial Tree in Asthma 7horax (1962), 17, 69. THE SHEDDING OF THE MUCOSA OF THE BRONCHIAL ASTHMA TREE IN BY BERNARD NAYLOR* of Pathology, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan From the Department JULY 29, 196 1) (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION of asthmatics were In this paper a study is reported which indicates examined. The sputa provided of the Department of Internal by the allergy section conclusively that excessive shedding of epithelium of Medical Medicine at the University Michigan of the lower respiratory tract occurs dur;ng life the non-asthmatic were consecutive Center; sputa in bronchial asthma, that it occurs especially sent to the Cytodiagnostic Laboratory for specimens during asthmatic attacks, and that this pheno- routine examination for carcinoma cells. (Twenty-five menon is seen almost exclusively in this disease. had bronchogenic carcinoma.) All were patients Other observers have reported that sputa from " deep-cough" specimens; if dust-containing phago- asthmatics often contain large, well-circumscribed, were not seen in them under the microscope. cytes compact clusters of columnar epithelial cells; they they were rejected as being saliva, not sputum. Certain data were recorded when each of the asthmatic are quite distinctive. Von Hoesslin (1921) referred clinical samples was collected. sputum to them as Epithelialzellballen, which is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Thorax British Medical Journal

The Shedding of the Mucosa of the Bronchial Tree in Asthma

Thorax , Volume 17 (1) – Mar 1, 1962

The Shedding of the Mucosa of the Bronchial Tree in Asthma

Thorax , Volume 17 (1) – Mar 1, 1962

Abstract

7horax (1962), 17, 69. THE SHEDDING OF THE MUCOSA OF THE BRONCHIAL ASTHMA TREE IN BY BERNARD NAYLOR* of Pathology, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan From the Department JULY 29, 196 1) (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION of asthmatics were In this paper a study is reported which indicates examined. The sputa provided of the Department of Internal by the allergy section conclusively that excessive shedding of epithelium of Medical Medicine at the University Michigan of the lower respiratory tract occurs dur;ng life the non-asthmatic were consecutive Center; sputa in bronchial asthma, that it occurs especially sent to the Cytodiagnostic Laboratory for specimens during asthmatic attacks, and that this pheno- routine examination for carcinoma cells. (Twenty-five menon is seen almost exclusively in this disease. had bronchogenic carcinoma.) All were patients Other observers have reported that sputa from " deep-cough" specimens; if dust-containing phago- asthmatics often contain large, well-circumscribed, were not seen in them under the microscope. cytes compact clusters of columnar epithelial cells; they they were rejected as being saliva, not sputum. Certain data were recorded when each of the asthmatic are quite distinctive. Von Hoesslin (1921) referred clinical samples was collected. sputum to them as Epithelialzellballen, which is

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British Medical Journal
ISSN
0040-6376
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1468-3296
DOI
10.1136/thx.17.1.69
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Abstract

7horax (1962), 17, 69. THE SHEDDING OF THE MUCOSA OF THE BRONCHIAL ASTHMA TREE IN BY BERNARD NAYLOR* of Pathology, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan From the Department JULY 29, 196 1) (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION of asthmatics were In this paper a study is reported which indicates examined. The sputa provided of the Department of Internal by the allergy section conclusively that excessive shedding of epithelium of Medical Medicine at the University Michigan of the lower respiratory tract occurs dur;ng life the non-asthmatic were consecutive Center; sputa in bronchial asthma, that it occurs especially sent to the Cytodiagnostic Laboratory for specimens during asthmatic attacks, and that this pheno- routine examination for carcinoma cells. (Twenty-five menon is seen almost exclusively in this disease. had bronchogenic carcinoma.) All were patients Other observers have reported that sputa from " deep-cough" specimens; if dust-containing phago- asthmatics often contain large, well-circumscribed, were not seen in them under the microscope. cytes compact clusters of columnar epithelial cells; they they were rejected as being saliva, not sputum. Certain data were recorded when each of the asthmatic are quite distinctive. Von Hoesslin (1921) referred clinical samples was collected. sputum to them as Epithelialzellballen, which is

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ThoraxBritish Medical Journal

Published: Mar 1, 1962

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