Induced sputum cell count and cytokine profile in atopic and non-atopic children with asthma.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM Sputum induction is a semi-invasive technique used to detect and monitor airway inflammation. In this study, the cell profile, and Th1 and Th2 cytokine levels in induced sputum of asthmatic and healthy children (HC) are compared. METHODS Sputum induction was performed in healthy and asthmatic children by inhalation of hypertonic saline… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.22769

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