Higher serum levels of periostin and the risk of exacerbations in moderate asthmatics

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BACKGROUND In asthma, exacerbations and poor disease control are linked to airway allergic inflammation. Serum periostin has been proposed as a systemic biomarker of eosinophilic inflammation. This pilot study aims at evaluating whether in patients with moderate asthma, higher baseline levels of serum periostin are associated with a greater risk of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40733-015-0019-x

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