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HUMAN PHENOTYPE - ANNOTATIONS

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from http://compbio.charite.de/hudson/job/hpo/lastStableBuild/artifact/ontology/release/hp.obo. The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at http://www.human-phenotype-ontology.org/.

Term:Abnormal bronchoalveolar lavage fluid morphology
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Accession:HP:0032973 term browser browse the term
Definition:Abnormal type or counts of nucleated immune cells and acellular components in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid. BAL us performed with a fiberoptic bronchoscope in the wedged position within a selected bronchopulmonary segment. BAL is commonly used to inform the differential diagnosis of interstitial lung disease or to monitor therapeutic interventions.
Comment:Red blood cells in the BAL fluid are noted (e.g. present in pulmonary hemorrhage syndromes), but not counted, Similarly epithelial cells are only noted, not included numerically into cell differential.



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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the respiratory system 0
        Abnormal respiratory system morphology 0
          Abnormal lung morphology 0
            Abnormal bronchoalveolar lavage fluid morphology 0
              Abnormal bronchoalveolar fluid protein level + 0
              Abnormal cellular composition of bronchoalveolar fluid + 0
              Bloody bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 0
              Intraalveolar phospholipid accumulation 0
              Milky appearance of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 0
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