Eosinophil protein X and eosinophil cationic protein as indicators of intestinal inflammation in infants with atopic eczema and food allergy.

@article{Majamaa1999EosinophilPX,
  title={Eosinophil protein X and eosinophil cationic protein as indicators of intestinal inflammation in infants with atopic eczema and food allergy.},
  author={Heli Majamaa and Seppo Laine and Ari Miettinen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1502-6}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of allergic intestinal inflammation in infants with food allergy and atopic eczema before and after elimination diet, and to evaluate the use of eosinophil protein X (EPX) and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in the monitoring of inflammatory activity. METHODS The study material comprised 25 infants with atopic dermatitis and food allergy. Thirteen healthy infants served as controls. Faecal and serum samples were collected before… CONTINUE READING

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