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Why Are Allergens Not Detected in the Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid of Patients Undergoing Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy? Possible Explanations

Liccardi G1,2, Calzetta L3, Milanese M4, Bilò MB5, Rogliani P2,3

1Department of Pulmonology, Haematology and Oncology. Division of Pulmonology and Allergy Unit. High Speciality "A.Cardarelli" Hospital, Naples, Italy
2Postgraduate School of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
3Department of Experimental Medicine, Unit of Respiratory Medicine, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
4Division of Pulmonology, S. Corona Hospital, Pietra Ligure, Italy
5Department of Internal Medicine, Allergy Unit University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti - Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2019; Vol 29(6) : 472-473
doi: 10.18176/jiaci.0429

Key words: Allergen, Allergic rhinitis, Allergic sensitization, Bronchial asthma, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Hypersensitivity, Pet allergy, Small airways