Inflammatory determinants of asthma severity: mediator and cellular changes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with severe asthma.

@article{Virchow1996InflammatoryDO,
  title={Inflammatory determinants of asthma severity: mediator and cellular changes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with severe asthma.},
  author={Johann Christian Virchow and Claus Kroegel and Christoph Walker and Heinrich Matthys},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1996},
  volume={98 5 Pt 2},
  pages={S27-33; discussion S33-40}
}
Cellular and mediator profiles in bronchoalveolar lavage have not been compared systematically between patients with asthma of different severities, mainly because the patients with more severe asthma have an increased need for antiinflammatory medication. Information is limited to comparisons of allergic and intrinsic asthma, which can be distinguished clinically. When patients from these two groups with similar degrees of bronchial hyperresponsiveness were compared, both groups showed… CONTINUE READING