Diagnostic Performance of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid CD4/CD8 Ratio for Sarcoidosis: A Meta-analysis

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Shen, Yongchun ; Pang, Caishuang ; Wu, Yanqiu ; Li, Diandian ; Wan, Chun ; Liao, Zenglin ; Yang, Ting ; Chen, Lei ; Wen, Fuqiang (2017)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: volume 8, pages 302-308 (issn: 2352-3964, eissn: 2352-3964)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.04.024, pmc: PMC4919536
  • Subject: R | Biology | Medicine, General & Internal | Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid | Meta-analysis | Sarcoidosis | Medicine | Research Paper | CD4/CD8 ratio

Background: The usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) CD4/CD8 ratio for diagnosing sarcoidosis has been reported in many studies with variable results. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to estimate the overall diagnostic accuracy of BALF CD4/CD8 ratio ... View more
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