Is Induced Sputum A Useful Noninvasive Tool in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis?


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Baha A., Yildirim F., Stark M., KALKANCI A. , Fireman E., KÖKTÜRK N.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, cilt.20, sa.4, ss.248-252, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.180147
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.248-252

Özet

OBJECTIVES: In patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, the provocation of sputum expectoration through the inhalation of hypertonic saline has been investigated as an alternative diagnostic tool for invasive procedures. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of induced sputum (IS) by observing its cell distribution in patients with a confirmed histopathological diagnosis of sarcoidosis.