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It is widely known that fungal airways infections may deteriorate the course of bronchial asthma. The mechanism of the phenomenon is still unclear. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of(More)
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or induced sputum (IS) techniques may provide leukocytes for the evaluation of airway inflammatory response in bronchial asthma. The aim of the present study was to(More)
The production of interferon-alpha(IFN-alpha), IFN-beta, and IFN-gamma by airway leukocytes from induced sputa (IS) of asthmatics was investigated. The groups consisted of 32 corticosteroid-free(More)
The complex relationship between the local inflammatory response and the spread of airway mycosis during prolonged glucocorticoid therapy in bronchial asthma patients remains unclear. We assessed the(More)