Bronchoalveolar lavage in drug-induced lung disease

Costabel U., Uzaslan E., Guzman J.

CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE, vol.25, no.1, pp.25-36, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0272-5231(03)00143-6
  • Title of Journal : CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-36


This article reviews some technical aspects of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), gives an overview on the use of BAL in the differential diagnosis of interstitial lung disease, and concludes with a detailed description of the BAL findings in drug-induced lung disease.