Culture of pleural and bronchoalveolar fluid
did not show pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, or fungi; PCR results for common respiratory viruses were negative.
Platelet-activating factor and evidence of oxidative stress in the bronchoalveolar fluid
of Thoroughbred colts during race training.
The results of bronchoalveolar fluid
analysis, including cellular profiles, cytology, and culture for bacteria and mycobacterium, were not remarkable.
The trachea was cannulated and bronchoalveolar fluid
was collected by aspiration.
Galactomannan (GM) is a polysaccharide component of the cell wall of Aspergillus , which can be released into the body fluids by growing hyphae, such as blood, urine, and bronchoalveolar fluid
Patients were diagnosed with PIV3 infection by viral nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) done on nasopharyngeal swab and bronchoalveolar fluid
lavage (BAL) samples.
At 8 weeks of age, the investigators measured cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar fluid
to evaluate inflammatory responses and airway responsiveness to methacholine (a bronchoconstrictor).
The bronchoalveolar fluid
was obtained by centrifugation and stored at -20 [degrees] C until use.
However, detection of Aspergillus species in bronchoalveolar fluid
by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enables early diagnosis of IPA .
(20) demonstrated increases in cystatin C and cathepsin L in bronchoalveolar fluid
from emphysema patients, possibly pointing to a disease- and not a drug-related phenomenon.
However, in our immunocompromised patient, JEV RNA was detected in a serum specimen from 10 days before symptom onset and in bronchoalveolar fluid
and CSF samples from days 5 and 6, respectively, after symptom onset, reflecting the inability of this immunocompromised patient to effectively clear the virus.
 reported that a 77-year-old GCA patient was admitted to hospital with dyspnea and culture of bronchoalveolar fluid