Effect of inhaled corticosteroids on small airway inflammation in patients with bronchial asthma.

@article{Mastalerz2011EffectOI,
  title={Effect of inhaled corticosteroids on small airway inflammation in patients with bronchial asthma.},
  author={Lucyna Mastalerz and Hanna Kasperkiewicz},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  year={2011},
  volume={121 7-8},
  pages={264-9}
}
Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the bronchial mucosa. In asthma patients, the highest number of inflammatory cells, including eosinophils, are found in the small bronchi. According to the most recent 2006 report of the Global Initiative for Asthma, inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) remain the first-line treatment of chronic asthma. They are characterized by high lung deposition and good distribution in the small bronchi, which makes them particularly efficient in… CONTINUE READING