Pathogenesis of the granulomatous lung diseases Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Granuloma
  • Lung Diseases
  • Peptides

abstract

  • The process of granuloma formation in the lung is triggered, in most instances, by exposure to an antigenic stimulus. Although the numbers of many types of cells are increased in the lung, the antigen exposure leads, primarily, to an increase in the numbers of macrophages and T-lymphocytes. This increase in the numbers of macrophages and T-cells as well as their activation provides the appropriate environment for granuloma formation.

publication date

  • November 1984

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6433761

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 476

end page

  • 96

volume

  • 130

number

  • 3