Increased serum inflammatory markers as predictors of airway obstruction.

  title={Increased serum inflammatory markers as predictors of airway obstruction.},
  author={Mara de Amici and Remigio Moratti and Silvana Quaglini and Roberta Alesina and Vittoria Peona},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={43 8},
Recruitment and activation of both neutrophils and eosinophils seem to be a characteristic of chronic bronchitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether eosinophil cationic protein and/or myeloperoxidase (ECP/MPO) serum levels differ between patients with chronic obstructive and nonobstructive bronchitis during an exacerbation-free period and if they represent clinical gravity indicators of disease. To identify a correlation between ECP/MPO values in serum and bronco-obstruction, a… CONTINUE READING