Serum ECP taken in the acute episode of bronchial obstruction can predict the development of bronchial asthma in young children.

@article{Pohunek2001SerumET,
  title={Serum ECP taken in the acute episode of bronchial obstruction can predict the development of bronchial asthma in young children.},
  author={Petr Pohunek and Pavel Kucera and B Sukov{\'a} and Felix Votava and J. Zik{\'a}n},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={75-9}
}
For the early institution of anti-asthma treatment, reliable markers distinguishing the children with asthma from children with virus-associated wheeze are needed. Serum eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) has been suggested as a marker correlating with the intensity of eosinophilic inflammation. We have studied 27 children (age 3 to 35 months) admitted with acute bronchial obstruction. Each child had been followed for 12 months after the first episode and then assigned to one of two groups… CONTINUE READING