Role of eosinophilic inflammation and atopy in elderly asthmatic patients

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BACKGROUND Asthma in the elderly is severe and associated with poor treatment outcome. Although atopy has an important role in pathogenesis, its role in the elderly is unclear, partly due to immune senescence. OBJECTIVE We aimed to examine the associations of Th2-mediated inflammation with asthma severity in the elderly. METHODS Consecutive asthmatics… (More)
DOI: 10.5415/apallergy.2016.6.3.181

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