Chronic cough resembles asthma with IL-5 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor gene expression in bronchoalveolar cells.

@article{Gibson1998ChronicCR,
  title={Chronic cough resembles asthma with IL-5 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor gene expression in bronchoalveolar cells.},
  author={Peter G Gibson and Kristina Zlatic and Jordan Scott and William Sewell and Katie Woolley and Nicholas Saltos},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={320-6}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic cough is a multifactorial condition, which, like asthma, can be associated with eosinophilic airway inflammation. In asthma, airway eosinophilia is believed to be mediated by cytokines such as interleukin-5 and granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). The role of these cytokines in chronic cough is unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine gene expression for IL-5 and GM-CSF in chronic cough and compare the results with those found in asthma… CONTINUE READING