Eosinophil cationic protein in induced sputum as a marker of inflammation in asthmatic children.

@article{Sorva1997EosinophilCP,
  title={Eosinophil cationic protein in induced sputum as a marker of inflammation in asthmatic children.},
  author={R A Sorva and Tuula Metso and Markku T Turpeinen and Kaisu Juntunen-Backman and Fred Bj{\"o}rksten and Tari Haahtela},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
We evaluated the usefulness of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in induced sputum and in serum as markers of asthmatic inflammation in children. We measured ECP in serum and in total induced sputum samples from 14 children (7-11 years) with newly detected asthma before and after treatment, and from ten healthy non atopic controls of the same age. The… CONTINUE READING