IL-8 and neutrophil elastase levels in the respiratory tract of infants with RSV bronchiolitis.

@article{AbuHarb1999IL8AN,
  title={IL-8 and neutrophil elastase levels in the respiratory tract of infants with RSV bronchiolitis.},
  author={M Abu-Harb and Frank Bell and Anja Finn and Wen-lin Rao and L. James Nixon and Dennis J Shale and Mark L Everard},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={139-43}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether interleukin (IL)-8 is released within the upper respiratory tract of infants during respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis and whether the large number of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) present in the respiratory tract of these infants are contributing to the inflammation through release of inflammatory mediators. Twenty-seven infants with acute bronchiolitis were recruited during one winter epidemic and 20 infant control subjects… CONTINUE READING