Induced sputum eosinophils in the assessment of asthma and chronic cough.

  title={Induced sputum eosinophils in the assessment of asthma and chronic cough.},
  author={Peter A. B. Wark and Peter G Gibson and K Fakes},
  volume={5 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate induced sputum eosinophils in asthma and chronic cough. DESIGN This was an analytical, cross-sectional study set in an ambulatory respiratory clinic. SUBJECTS Subjects (n=75) referred for evaluation of symptomatic asthma or episodic respiratory symptoms had a clinical assessment, spirometry, hypertonic saline challenge and induced sputum. Two diagnostic groups were identified. The first group comprised subjects with symptomatic asthma and variable airway obstruction… CONTINUE READING


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