What is the role of bronchiolar lavage (BAL) in the workup of viral pneumonia?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Bronchiolar lavage may be useful to obtain material for cytopathologic analysis and microbiologic studies.


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