The process of granuloma formation in the lung is triggered, in most instances, by exposure to an antigenic stimulus. Although the numbers of many types of cells are increased in the lung, the antigen exposure leads, primarily, to an increase in the numbers of macrophages and T-lymphocytes. This increase in the numbers of macrophages and T-cells as well as their activation provides the appropriate environment for granuloma formation.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine