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A bronchoalveolar lavage was carried out.

The results were as follows:

Cytology    
Neutrophils 7% normal 1-3%
Eosinophils 32% normal 1%
Lymphocytes 49% normal 5-15%
CD4/CD8 Ratio 70%:18% 3.9 normal (0.6-2.8)

Microbiology: Culture was negative for bacteria including tuberculosis, fungus and pneumocystis carini.

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