Eosinophilic inflammation, remodeling of lower airway, bronchial responsiveness and cough reflex sensitivity in non-asthmatic subjects with nasal allergy.

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BACKGROUND It has been reported that nasal allergy influences the lower airway inflammation and functions. We elucidated whether nasal allergy would contribute to lower airway inflammation and functions. METHODS 266 subjects aged 21-39 years were interviewed with special emphasis on history of asthma and nasal allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR… (More)

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