Decreased interleukin-18 response in asthmatic children with severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.

@article{Chung2011DecreasedIR,
  title={Decreased interleukin-18 response in asthmatic children with severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.},
  author={Hai Lee Chung and Jin Young Shin and Mi Sun Ju and Woo Taek Kim and Sang Gyung Kim},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={218-21}
}
PURPOSE Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is a common causative agent of pneumonia in children. The aim of this study is to determine whether there is any difference in selected cytokine or chemokines response in asthmatic children compared to non-asthmatic children during acute M. pneumoniae pneumonia. METHODS Seventy-five children, 6-12 years of age, admitted with M. pneumoniae pneumonia were enrolled. Two patient groups were defined: the children with known asthma (N=40) and non… CONTINUE READING
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