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[The relationship between pulmonary arterial and small airway inflammation in smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

Authors
  • Lao, Qifang
  • Zeng, Xiaoliang
  • Zhong, Xiaoning
  • Zhang, Jianquan
  • He, Zhiyi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
37
Issue
12
Pages
903–908
Identifiers
PMID: 25609127
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both in smokers with normal lung function and smokers with stable COPD, CD(+)(8)T-lymphocytes infiltration in the whole layer of pulmonary arteries and small airways is the same kind of inflammation, mainly in the adventitia of pulmonary arteries and small airways. They are a part of pulmonary inflammation in COPD and promote the development of COPD.

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