Impact of inhaled corticosteroids and leukotriene receptor antagonists on airway remodeling.

  • Makoto Hoshino
  • Published 2004 in Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology

Abstract

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that is characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells and remodeling, a term used to define complex morphological changes involving all the structures of the bronchial wall (e.g., goblet cell hyperplasia of the epithelium, thickening of reticular basement membrane, increases of airway smooth… (More)

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