Observational study of the natural history of eosinophilic bronchitis.

  title={Observational study of the natural history of eosinophilic bronchitis.},
  author={Mike A Berry and Beverley Hargadon and Sue McKenna and Dominick E Shaw and Ruth H. Green and C. E. Brightling and Andrew J. Wardlaw and Ian D. Pavord},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={35 5},
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic bronchitis is an important cause of chronic cough. Treatment with inhaled corticosteroids is associated with a short-term improvement in cough and reduced sputum eosinophil count but the long-term outcome is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term outcome in patients diagnosed with and treated for eosinophilic bronchitis. METHODS We have performed a longitudinal study of symptoms, eosinophilic airway inflammation, spirometry and airway hyper-responsiveness in… CONTINUE READING