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Idiopathic chronic cough: association with organ specific autoimmune disease and bronchoalveolar lymphocytosis.

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BACKGROUND: We have recently reported a strong association between organ specific autoimmune disease and idiopathic chronic cough and have suggested that cough may be caused by airway inflammation secondary to aberrant homing of activated lymphocytes to the lung. An immunopathological study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that idiopathic chronic cough is associated with lymphocytic airway inflammation. METHODS: Bronchoscopy, bronchial biopsies, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and peripher...

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10.1136/thorax.58.12.1066

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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
58
Issue:
12
Pages:
1066-1070
Publication date:
2003-12-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Source identifiers:
435339
Language:
English
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pubs:435339
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uuid:17c654c5-0c26-47a4-81e6-5f277a2044fb
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pubs:435339
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2013-11-16

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